Bring Home My Baby

Story Behind The Song

Just a reflection of what is currently going on.

Song Description

A young woman describes her love of her soldier boyfriend who is away fighting. She describes her honor-bound boyfriend enlisting and begs him to not be a hero. A poignant song [as well as timely] about the emotional toil that is placed on relationships during the current conflicts.

Song Length 4:12 Genre Country - Contemporary, Country - General
Tempo Medium Slow (91 - 110) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Moving, Poignant Subject Worry, Long
Similar Artists Martina McBride, Carrie Underwood Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Bring Home My Baby
Words and Music by Jeffry Swertfeger ©8/06
(Tempo: 97)

[VERSE 1]
Lonesome whistle from a midnight train.
A window's open I can hear the radio play that sweet refrain.
He sends me letters - he's a million miles gone.
My friends they say that I should just move on.
But I just can't go.

[CHORUS]
'Cause I'm waitin' for my baby.
He's a soldier and he says that he loves me.
I beg you Jesus keep him close.
Bring home my baby.

[VERSE 2]
We went to school together when he signed up.
He said he had a job to do and he just couldn't walk away.
Just like his daddy and his brothers before.
He looked so handsome when he walked in the room
In his uniform.

[CHORUS]
You see I'm waiting for my baby.
He's a soldier and he says that he loves me.
I beg you Jesus keep him close.
Bring home my baby.
[BREAK]
A battle's raging half a world away.
"Just be a soldier-- not a hero," I pray.
Don't want to hear them say "Sorry for your loss".
Don't want a coffin with a flag and a cross.

[INSTRUMENTAL]

[VERSE 3]
I close my eyes and try to wonder where he is.
Does he remember he's my baby? Does he know that my heart's still his?
I write him letters signed "I love you" every day.
I hope he keeps them in the pocket of his shirt until he's home to stay.

[CHORUS]
You see I'm waiting for my baby.
He's a soldier and he says that he loves me.
I beg you Jesus keep him close.
Bring home my baby.

[CHORUS]
You see I'm waiting for my baby.
He's a soldier and he says that he loves me.
I beg you Jesus keep him close.
Bring home my baby.

Lyrics Jeffry Swertfeger Music Jeffry Swertfeger
Producer Jeffry Swertfeger - Brian Dunbar Performance Jeffry Swertfeger, Brian Dunbar, Amber Harrington
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