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Mark Schultz – Letters From War lyrics

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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  • u
    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!
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  • u
    This is for all the solders and family members; I know what it fells like to have someone in your family not come home I had 2 grandpa's that faught in world war 1. My dad was in the army he had to go across sea. So every night I would sit and pray.
    I think this song is about being a brave person to go out there and fight for our country thanks to all the solders that give us the freedom we have today.
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