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Well, them four walls of Raiford closing in on me
Doin' three to five hard labor for armed robbery
I had two years behind me, but I could not wait the time
Every time I thought about it, well, I died some more inside

And I had stripes on my back; memories that hurt
For the only time I seen sunshine is when I get to work
Diggin' ditches for the chain gang; sleepin' in the cold
Oh, Lord, please forgive me for I could not wait no more

And I comin' home to see you, Jesus - well, it feels so close this time
Please take mercy on a soldier from the Florida-Georgia line
When they find me they must kill me - oh, Jesus, save my soul
I can't go back down to Raiford - I can't take that anymore

These last few years behind me, oh Lord, have been so sad
I fought proudly for my country when the times were bad
Now they say I'm guilty - when they find me I must die
Only me and Jesus know that I never stole a dime

Well, when Vietnam was over there was no work here for me
I had a pretty wife awaitin' and two kids I had to feed
Well I'm one of America's heroes
When they shoot me down won't you fly old glory proudly?
Put my medals in the ground

And I comin' home to see you, Jesus - well, it feels so close this time
Please take mercy on a soldier from the Florida-Georgia line
When they find me they must kill me - oh, Jesus, save my soul
I can't go back down to Raiford - I can't take that anymore



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    rebel82Aug 9, 2008 at 3:58 am
    the guy gets home from vietnam and gets accused of armed robbery. he's sent to prison and he jist cant take it anymore so he escapes, and he's sayin they'll have to kill him cuz he aint goin back to jail. good song with a good story

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