Crying for Daddy


She's four years old, it's getting cold outside
She blows a kiss as her daddy waves goodbye
She gives her mother an innocent smile
Says, "Mommy, don't cry, he'll be back in a while."

He sends her cards, filled up with hearts of red
He says he misses her hugs and her laughter
She gives a whimper and Mom holds her near
Says, "Darling, don't cry, he'll be home in a year."

And she's crying for Daddy, saying "Daddy, come home
Nothing's the same and we're all alone"
She looks up to heaven and asks God to look over him
But she'll always be crying for Daddy.

It's been a year, it's still not clear to her
Why Mommy says he'll not be coming back home
She sees the flag folded next to his picture
And sighs as she fingers his Medal of Honor

And she's crying for Daddy, saying "Daddy, come home
Nothing's the same and we're all alone"
She looks up to heaven and asks God to look over him
But she'll always be crying for Daddy.

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