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Yeah, you've been alone
I've been gone for far too long
But with all that we've been through
After all this time I'm coming home to you

Never let it show
The pain I've grown to know
'Cause with all these things we do
It don't matter when I'm coming home to you

I reach towards the sky I've said my goodbyes
My heart's always with you now
I won't question why so many have died
My prayers have made it through yeah
'Cause with all these things we do
It doesn't matter when I'm coming home to you

Letters keep me warm
Helped me through the storm
But with all that we've been through
After all this time I'm coming home to you

I reach towards the sky I've said my goodbyes
My heart's always with you now
I won't question why so many have died
My prayers have made it through yeah
'Cause with all these things we do
It don't matter when I'm coming home to you

I've always been true
I've waited so long just to come hold you
I'm making it through
It's been far too long, we've proven our
Love over time's so strong, in all that we do
The stars in the night, they lend me their light
To bring me closer to heaven with you

(Bring me closer)

But with all that we've been through
After all this time I'm coming home to you

I reach towards the sky I've said my goodbyes
My heart's always with you now
I won't question why so many have died
My prayers have made it through yeah
'Cause with all these things we do
It don't matter when I'm coming home to you

And with all that we've been through
After all this time I'm coming home to you



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  • c
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    CoversJul 30, 2010 at 2:28 am
    In my personal opinion this song is about someone having a conversation with god. As if he is ready to die. So many in his life have died but yet he is still here. He is ready to come home (heaven). His love for god has always been true and god has always had his heart. All the pain in his life and all that he may have done or not been there when he should've been. God helps him thru the storm. After all this time he's finally coming home to be with god. Anyway I could go on and on but that's what I get out of it when I listen to it. But that's what I love about A7x, can mean anything you want it to.
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    UnregisteredAug 10, 2012 at 9:20 pm
    This is my husbands afghan song nd wen he cane bak 1st time nd played it 2 me I cried this really is a soldiers song nd how hard it is 2 leave loved 1s nd wen he was out there nd he'd ring me at nite we would sit miles apart nd starts at the moon nd stars nd I did feel close 2 him nd it don't matter wit he did/does out there it won't matter wen he's home nd bak with me!
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    UnregisteredMay 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    For me it means that, as a soldier fighting for our country, its a reason to keep living. Its the song I told my husband to listen to when he felt like I was far too gone. It gives me peace to know that he is home with my kids telling them that their 'mommy' is a hero and will be comming home soon. Another meaning that this song has is as for my first husband, who died in combat with me about 5 years ago. It means that I no matter how much I do and even if I die I will be comming to heaven to be with him. Don't get me wrong I do love my current husband, but I also dearly loved my former one. Now that you've seen this song through a soldiers eyes I hope it has a new meaning to you.
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    UnregisteredMar 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    Wow a great song its really like a knife to the heart, so emotional, a soldier writing a letter to a loved one reminding the great times they had together and midst the break of war still promises her that he will come home no matter what. This signifies the positive note and courage of the stereotypical american soldier himself. All this meaning blended into a musical theme that adopts and reminds us the great american wild west and hints us that the soldier is equivalent to a cowboy hero. Great stuff by a7x.
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    fromtheoutside41May 19, 2011 at 11:03 pm
    I think this song can mean different things. I think of two different things when I hear this freakin awesome song. Like someone already said I think of a guy talkin to god. But I mostly think of a lovely commited husband serving for the best freakin country and he can't wait to come home to his wife and kids and I think that the letters help him get through it the heaven in this song is the place the solder goes to think about his loved ones.

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