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Mama Bake a Pie


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People staring at me as they wheel me

Down the ramp towards my plane

The war is over for me

I've forgotten everything except the pain

Thank you sir, and yes sir, it was worth it

For the ol' red, white and blue

And since I won't be walking

I suppose I'll save some money buying shoes

The bottle hidden underneath the blanket

Over my two battered legs

I can see the stewardess make over me

And ask, "Were you afraid?"

I'll say, "Why no? I'm Superman"

And couldn't find the phone booth quite in time

A GI gets a lot of laughs

He remembers all the funny lines

Mama bake a pie

Daddy kill a chicken

Your son is coming home

11:35, Wednesday night

Mama will be crying and daddy's gonna say

"Son, did they treat you good?"

My uncle will be drunk and he'll say

"Boy, they doing some real great things with wood"

The letter that she wrote me said, "Goodbye"

She couldn't wait and lots of luck

The bottle underneath the blanket

Feels just like an old friend to my touch

I know she'll come and see me

But I bet she never once looks at my legs

Now, she'll talk about the weather

And the dress she wore the July 4th parade

Lord, I love her and I don't believe

This bottle's gonna get her off my mind

I see here in the paper

Where they say the war is just a waste of time

Mama bake a pie

Daddy kill a chicken

Your son is coming home

11:35, Wednesday night

Please, do not forget the sacrifice made by our soldiers.

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