I went to war.
I left crisp and fresh.
I kissed you and told you I love you.
I fought for you, I went to hell and beyond so our kids didn't have to.
I saved someone I didn't know.
I knew he had a family.
I knew he had a life.
I knew, I prayed, to the god I didn't believe in that you would wait for me.
I knew I wouldn't make it home..
I wrote to you everyday.
I wrote every night.
I wrote the letter you read when I was taken.
I wrote the letter delivered to you by the husband who I saved.
I cried at the death all around me.
I cried when I laid my weapon down and surrendered.
I cried when the man I just tried to rescue died.
I cried when I thought of the other men I returned home.
I worked everyday in my camp.
I worked to earn that scrap of paper and pencil.
I worked to stay alive.
I worked to return to you.
The war ended.
I ran out.
I ran away.
I ran to the west.
I ran home.
I cried out:
My road is long!
Wherever you are I'll find you!
I can't live from this distance!
Please dear god, let her wait awhile longer for me!
I worked for the money.
I worked for my freedom.
I worked beneath human dignity.
I worked for that ticket home.
I cried with that scrap of paper in my hand.
I cried when that plane left the airspace.
I cried when my country came into view.
I cried and kissed the ground.
I ran to the building.
I ran through the crowd.
I ran through the sky.
I ran to that payphone.
My breath quickened as I saw it.
My arm shook as I dug for change.
My fingers trembled as I dialed that old number,
My heart stopped when you said hello.
I hung up.
I turned towards the sun and took off.
I cried out:
The road is almost over!
I know where you are!
This distance is almost gone!
Please dear god let her still love me as I love her!
I got stopped in the street.
The man asked why I was in hurry.
I explained my story.
He bought me the cab.
I couldn't believe it.
I couldn't sit still.
I couldn't wait.
and when I saw the house,
and when I saw you in the window,
I couldn't breath.
I had gone to war.
I left so long ago.
I whispered as I hugged you:
The road has ended.
You are here, in my arms, where you belong.
There is no distance.
Thank god you waited for me.