With their eldest out in the field
Since the day that the orders came
And took their youngest boy away
Took him over the ocean
Like a soldier he showed no emotion

He'd always been special
Not just one of the crowd
Got his name in the papers
Would've made his old man so proud

And you can see for miles around
Standing up on the shoulders of my little town
With a heartbeat that's big and profound
You can hear it out there
You can feel it I swear

Where the restless gotta get out of this place
Those who've settled search for a saving grace
You can see the stories written there on their faces
In my little town
My little town

Another fight in a war gone wrong
But our soldier stands big and strong
He's thinking words he wouldn't say
So he talks of his girl back home
How they made angels in the falling snow

We're saving our money
To move out on our own
In a little house nearby
She's gonna make it our home someday

And you can see for miles around
Standing up on the shoulders of my little town
With a heartbeat that's big and profound
You can hear it out there
You can feel it I swear

When I come home my girl's gonna be surprised
I'm gonna slip in the back door like a dream in disguise
And we'll make love while she's looking in my eyes
In my little town
My little town

Well we have a factory with idle machines
And high school heroes with their scholarship dreams
Where weekend warriors have answered the call
Who's homecomings weren't a surprise after all

And now that mother with her chin on her chest
Says she wishes they'd have dressed him in his Sunday best
'Cause he ain't just another soldier that's been laid to rest
In my little town
My little town

And his girl is still asleep upstairs
In that little house that would've been theirs
She wants to dream now that hope is scarce
In my little town
My little town
My little town


Lyrics submitted by Naverick

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