The news it came to me as a surprise
And I knew that I would have to deal in time
And as the messenger walked right off the porch
A memory came to me from times before

I remember when my dad was called away
My mother put his pictures all away
And now the time had come for me to go
To my love my tears I tried not to show

Teardrops on my face
Thinkin' bout that old home place
Ridin' across the plains in the rain

The letters from my dad described the war
His food was canned
His boots they made him sore
And one letter from my dad spoke of a friend
He got lost between the water and the land

Now I'm the one writing letters to my son
I'll be home as soon as the fighting's done
With my gun in hand I guess it's hard to see
What it was that used to be inside of me

With Teardrops on my face
Thinkin' bout that old home place
Ridin' across the plains in the rain

Today we moved inside of the enemy
No I didn't even know what they had done
The general yelled to me when I count to three
Get on your feet and start to run

And that's the last event I can recall
The tent was big but could not hold us all
And though I'll never know what got the best of me
I swear I felt my dad lookin' over me

With Teardrops on my face
Thinkin' bout that old home place
Ridin' across the plains in the rain

With Teardrops on my face
Thinkin bout that old home place
Ridin' across the plains in the rain


Lyrics submitted by neversummer19

A Father's Arms song meanings
Add your thoughts

No Comments

sort form View by:
  • No Comments

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain