"I Just Came Back (From A War)" as written by and Wynn/worley Varble....
The first thing I did when that plane finally landed was kiss the ground
The next thing I did was to go find my friends down at the old hangout
Drank some beer and talked a lot about old times
But when the booze finally hit Billy Joe Grimes
He said, 'I don't know what it is, but you seem different to me.'

I said, 'I just came back from a place where they hated me
And everything I stand for
A land where our brothers are dying for others who don't even care anymore
If I'm not exactly the same good old boy that you ran around with before
I just came back from a war.'

The very next morning I took a walk through the neighborhood
I thought it's been so long since I've been in a place where everything is good
People laughing and children were playing
And as I watched 'em, I found myself praying
Lord, keep 'em safe here at home in the land of the free

'Cause I just came back from a place where they hated me
And everything I stand for
A land where our brothers are dying for others who don't even care anymore
If I'm not same little freckle-faced boy
That grew up in that house next door
I just came back from a war

I hope you cherish this sweet way of life
And I hope you know that it comes with a price

I just came back from a place where they hated me
And everything I stand for
A land where our brothers are dying for others who don't even care anymore
Chances are I never will be the same
I really don't know anymore
I just came back from a war

I just came back from a war

I just came back from a war


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"I Just Came Back from a War" as written by Darryl W Worley Darryl Worley

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    General CommentI can imagine this happening to me - my parents made me promise to turn 23 before joining the navy and I know it'll kill my dad when I do, but I still think it's what I should do.

    Anyhow, if you're in the navy ýou will end up in a war someplace someday and fight for what you believe is freedom, for your country and/or at least for what you think is right, while the people there might not think this way: "'Cause I just came back from a place where they hated me and everything I stand for; A land where our brothers are dying for others who don't even care any more." When you experience something like this, it has to change you ... knowing it (as I do from the TV, news paper and songs like this) isn't the same as experiencing it.

    Freedom has a price, and people are paying it every day...
    tugiton February 21, 2007   Link

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