A thousand miles dear a thousand more across the water across the shore
I'll say a prayer dear for your and mine please think of me dear each night at nine
I hold your picture close to my heart it takes your place dear while we're apart
Helps remind me that you're still mine to feel your nearness each night at nine
[ guitar + steel ]
The bugle's playing out goes the light gee but it's lonely these army nights
Please tell kiddies I'm doing fine give them my love dear each night at nine
A thousand miles dear a thousand more...