Get the tissues ready. We can’t get through this without bursting into tears, but the song is so beautiful we had to share it.

If you’re reading this
My Momma’s sittin’ there
Looks like I only got a one-way ticket over here
Sure wish I
Could give you one more kiss
And war was just a game we played when we were kids

I’m laying down my gun
I’m hanging up boots
I’m up here with God and we’re both watching over you

So lay me down
In that open field out on the edge of town
And know my soul
Is where my momma always prayed
That it would go
And if you’re reading this
I’m already home

If you’re reading this
Half-way around the would
I won’t be there
To see the birth of our little girl
I hope she looks like you
I hope she fight like me
Stand up for the innocent and weak

I’m laying down my gun
I’m hanging up boots
Tell dad I don’t regret that I followed in his shoes


If you’re reading this
There’s going to come a day
When you’ll move on
And find some one else
And that’s O.K.
Just remember this
I’m in a better place
Where soldiers live in peace
And angels sing amazing grace


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