It Makes Me Wonder (a soldier's song)

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Backporch Blues

Story

This song got it's second title, "A Soldier's Song", after several veterans mentioned that it expresses exactly how they feel.  Lonesome Sky's second tribute video done for our veterans was done using war-time photos, some of which were given by veterans specifically to be included in the video.

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Watch the video HERE

Lyrics

  • Music and lyrics by: E David Strange
  • Copyright: E David Strange ©2012
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  • Arrangement:   E David Strange
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  • Performed by: Lonesome Sky featuring Nick Reid on guitar

 

---- 1st Verse----

At times the road is lonely, sometimes it’s so hard to bear

And I’m not sure where I’m going to, but I feel I’m almost there

Well I began this journey, my companions by my side

Their journeys ended one by one, forever lost in time

 

---- 2nd Verse----

I never know what’s waiting, on the far side of the hill

I wish that I would see it, with my friends who never will

When I wake up tomorrow, I’ll thank God for one more day

No I have not found religion, but I’m thankful anyway

 

---- Chorus----

I think about my friends and it makes me wonder

So many gone, tell me why am I still here

Is it fate, or could it be misfortune

‘Cause I’m not afraid of dyin’

It’s the loneliness I fear

 

---- 3rd Verse----

Well I’ve done things I’ve questioned, but I did them just the same

I wish that I could close my eyes and make them go away

Well I have my own demons, just like everybody else

I wrestle with them everyday; I’ve learned my lessons well

 

---- 4th Verse----

I have my own ambitions, I’ll do everything I can

Cause if I stumble, if I fall, I’ll get back up again

At times the road is lonely; sometimes it can be so long

And I won’t know where I’m going to until my journey’s done

 

---- Chorus----

I think about my friends and it makes me wonder

So many gone, tell me why am I still here

Well is it fate, or could it be misfortune

Cause I’m not afraid of dying

It’s the loneliness I fear

 

-- break --

  

---- Chorus----

I think about my friends and it makes me wonder

So many gone, tell me why am I still here

Well, is it fate, or could it be misfortune

‘Cause I’m not afraid of dying

It’s the loneliness I fear

 

I said I’m not afraid of dying

It’s the loneliness I fear