I'm comin' home, I've done my time
Now I've got to know what is and isn't mine
If you received my letter tellin' you I'd soon be free
Then you'll know just what to do if you still want me
If you still want me

CHORUS:

Tie a yellow ribbon 'round the old oak tree
It's been three long years
Do you still want me?
If I don't see a ribbon round the old oak tree
I'll stay on the bus
Forget about us
Put the blame on me
If I don't see a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree

Bus driver, please look for me
'Cause I couldn't bear to see what I might see
I'm really still in prison, and my love she holds the key
A simple yellow ribbon's what I need to set me free
I wrote and told her please:

REPEAT CHORUS

Now the whole damn bus is cheering
And I can't believe I see
A hundred yellow ribbons 'round the old oak tree
I'm comin' home


Lyrics submitted by kmk_natasha


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    General CommentIt's hilarious that this song was written about a guy coming home after getting released from prison and it somehow turned into a happy anthem about soldiers coming home.
    JimmyJazz68on January 13, 2011   Link
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    My Opinion"prison" could also be a metaphor for any situation that separates two people, such as college/law school or work abroad.
    lyricalONEon July 06, 2012   Link

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