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She walked to the mailbox
On that bright summers 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'd been thinking 'bout dad
And the life that he had
That's why I'm here today
And at the end he said
You are what I'm fighting for
It was the first of the 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
The 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
Kept on believing
And wrote every night just to 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

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
And dropped all his bags on the floor
Holding all of her letters from war
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home

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    UnregisteredMay 13, 2012 at 11:25 pm
    I think that where is says "i was up on a hill, i was out there alone... Though he was captured a man set me free... He asked me to write to you i told him, i would... " is supposed to show that jesus was captured and died for us, and we should tell everyone that jesus can set them free. Then when the solider returned home it is like jesus coming back from the dead.

    This really is a beautiful song, whatever meaning you wish to take from it personally!
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm
    Ok gurl u ned 2 clm ur chiz ok i ddnt do nuthn 2 u ok so plz lv mii alyn
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm
    Gurl watevs i do not like uuu!! 1 yo need to shut yo mouth or i will yell at my computer!!! And u dont want that
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 29, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    Watever this isnt a place for muffin writing mam sooo u best be stopping now!! Cuz i love this song and i will rue your day!!!
  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 29, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    Gurl y u gon did dat gurl das some mecd up stuf mhm gurl whip dat upside da head ok bacon al up in ma ladyface

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