"Only a Year or So..." as written by Steven Holt, Brock Lindow and Thomas Noonan....
I want you to come home
I'm tired of being alone
And it's making me sick not knowing if you're safe and alright
The kids are growing up so fast
And knowing you're missing them
And they're missing you, has given me a pain so deep inside
Something from this world can't explore
Lately I feel like I've been becoming someone else
Someone I don't recognise, and someone I don't even like
I need you here to help me remember what it's like to truly be alive
Everyday I try my best to not get completely overwhelmed with you being gone
Please tell me how to be strong
Because everyday I am so worried I could lose you
There are so many things going on, so many things I want to share with you
I'm selfish for wanting you home, I know, but I really can't help it
I need you
We need you
I love you completely
I just want you to come home

Only a year or so they said
You won't miss out on anything
Save me from, free me from dispair
I just want you to come home
When the world is really dead

I lay at night thinking of you and the kids
Trying to put this into perspective of this day in the world
So much is happening in my life and I can't seem to put a finger on who I am
And these are the times I wonder what I was thinking
I mean what the hell was I thinking
Everyone says we're heroes, but I feel like I've abandoned you
I could feel the blood racing through my body, and know that I'm growing distant from the world

Only a year or so they said
You won't miss out on anything
Save me from, free me from dispair
And know that I'm growing distant from the world
When the world's really dead
The wait is over
Stuck inside this mess
Dying to hold, you're all on your own
Praying to get out alive
Alive, praying to get out alive
Alive, praying to get out alive


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"Only a Year or So..." as written by Steven Holt Brock Lindow

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    General CommentAwesome song!

    My favourite on the album

    As far as the meaning goes this is what I think.....Something to do with a family man being away in a war?
    and how its effecting things between him and his wife with his wifes view on the situation
    and his.
    Such as missing out on the kids growing up
    Franco182on July 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is about one of two. Letters being written between a family, and they specify that the family is struggling with the husband over seas fighting. Also this could be about what seems like eternity waiting for true love or trying to mend a previous love that turned sour.
    ZachHunteron June 28, 2011   Link
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    General Commentyeah i read in an interview that this song is based on real letters between men who are at war and their wives.
    i love this song!
    phrasethatpayson July 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's about war and the spoken verses are *I think* the EXACT letters.
    Brock had been talking to someone in iraq and the guy and his wife let Brock read some of their personal letters they sent each other while he was away.
    Tormented Skieson October 21, 2008   Link

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