She walked to the mailbox
On that bright summer's day
Found a letter from her son
In a war far away

He spoke of the weather
And good friends that he'd made
Said I've been thinkin' bout dad
And the life that he had
That's why I'm here today

And the at the end he said
You are what I'm fighting for
It was the first of his
Letters from war

She started writing you're good
And you're brave
What a father that
You'll be someday
Make it home
Make it safe

She wrote every night as she prayed

Late in December
A day she'll not forget
Oh her tears stained the paper
With every word that she read

It said,I was up on a hill
I was out there alone
When the shots all rang out
And bombs were exploding
And that's when I saw him
He came back for me
And though he was captured
A man set me free

And that man was your son
He asked me to write to you
I told him I would
Oh I swore
It was the last of the letters from war

And she prayed he was living
She kept on believing
And wrote every night just so say

You are good
And you're brave
What a father that you'll be someday
Make it home
Make it safe

Still she kept writing each day

And then two years later
Autumn leaves all around
A car pulled in the driveway
And she fell to the ground

And out stepped a Captain
Where her boy used to stand
He said mom I'm following orders
From all of your letters
And I've come home again

He ran into hold her
He dropped all his bags
On the floor
Holding all of her letters from war

Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home

Holding all of her letters from war

Lyrics submitted by armylove1106

Letters from War Lyrics as written by Cindy Lavonne Morgan Cindy Morgan

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  • +2
    Song MeaningI cry nearly every time I hear this song.
    It is so hard to understand what the military and their families go through, it must be hell. And it is all for us, their families and countrymen at home.
    And this song has a happy ending which is fairly unexpected after the previous verses and frankly even a little unrealistic in the horrors of war.
    I think it is very important for us who enjoy the freedom bought at such a price to remember the risks taken by others and the pain of those left at home.
    In the controversial conflict in the Middle East now, where we have sent many men and women it can be easy to protest and give off that we should never have gone there. We may not support the war but we certainly support those who fight it.
    IsraeliClownon December 31, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love the twist this song takes on the view of war. It is great! I think of my mom everytime I hear this song. I am serving in the Air Force and couldn't be more proud. It is people like my mom that I serve for.
    jta2006on February 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can't really relate to this song at all, because I don't personally have anyone directly related to me or as a friend in the military, but many of my friends know someone or have their own family members abroad or at their respective forts. I've heard their stories, seen their tears, and helped place ribbons with them. They know the risks of their family and friends being in the military, and being home to hope for them is frankly all some people can do. I might not relate to this song, but I really understand those who do.
    thistlewhistleron April 12, 2009   Link

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