"Long Way Home" as written by Eric Carmen, Philip E. Galdston and Brock Patrick Walsh....
Too scared to go to proud to run
Here's your orders boy here's your gun
We're sending you off to Vietnam
Try to stay cool try to stay calm

Never seen nothin' but that Mid-Texas dirt
Never been on a flying machine
Your job now is to take this gun
And kill everything that you see

It's a long way home

Orange in the air
Fire on the ground
Them back up boys ain't no where around
There's smoke in the sky
You're screamin' to the sea
Oh God have mercy on me

It's a long way home

Got that medal on your chest
Now you got it made
But you're going back to a land of protest
And an empty hero's parade

Waking up in the dead of night
Screaming out your lungs
Jungle fires and trip bomb wires
And blazin' red turret guns

It's a long way home

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"Long Way Home" as written by Ted Horowitz

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    General CommentHearing this one on iTunes southern rock right now. Sounds good.
    Low Feedbackon May 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSouthern Rock radio*
    Low Feedbackon May 19, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningPretty clearly about a small-town west Texas kid who is suddenly called from his home to fight in Vietnam, and the effects that has had on him. He can't ever really go back to being the innocent kid from West Texas any more. It's a long way home.
    LaBradford22on May 05, 2009   Link

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