Mark I. Kirkmeyer

DEAR MOM AND DAD, PLEASE DON’T WORRY

They say in this town the stars stay up all night
Well, I don’t know, can’t see ‘em for the glow of the firefights
It’s a long way from here to the place where the home fires burn.
Well it’s a few thousand miles and one right turn.

Dear Mom and Dad please don’t worry
I’m safe here with my buddies
Don’t need much; just a picture of you
Please don’t worry ‘cause I’m all right
See I’m standin’ guard at the gate tonight
By this month, I’m gonna be back home with you
Well, I love you more than anything in the world
Love your baby girl

Black jack, blue sky, big town full of little white lies:
Well, everybody’s your friend, you can never be sure.
They’ll promise friendship an’ other things
When the car bomb rings

We medics scramble to patch the sore

Dear Mom and Dad please don’t worry
I’m safe here with my buddies
Don’t need much; just a picture of you
Please don’t worry ‘cause I’m all right
See I’m standin’ guard at the gate tonight
By this time, I’m gonna be back home with you
Well, I love you more than anything in the world
Love your baby girl

I know that I’m on my way
Well, I thank God for every day
An’ I know it’s worth all the dues we pay
When I can write to you and say

Dear Mom and Dad please don’t worry
I’m safe here with my buddies
Don’t need much; just a picture of you
Please don’t worry ‘cause I’m all right
See I’m standin’ guard at the gate tonight
By this time, I’m gonna be back home with you
Well, I love you more than anything in the world
Love your baby girl
Well, you’ll see me in ribbons an’ no curls
I still love you more than anything in the world
Love your baby girl

Ah yeah

Your baby girl
Dear Mom and Dad please don’t worry
I’m safe here with my buddies
Don’t need much; just a picture of you
Your baby girl
Please don’t worry ‘cause I’m all right
Standin’ guard at the gate tonight
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Flyin’ home to you