Got a movie from home on a VHS
It was three months late by it's cancelled stamps
My boss had a deck in the Officer's mess
So he fired it up while I blew out the sand
The first image I saw made my heart race
Two blues candles and my little boy Jake
His smile was a big as his birthday cake
He said "wanna know what I wish?
That daddy's coming home to This"
Oh, Sweet Innocence
My dad snuck in the kitchen with the record button pressed
And there was my mom in her long summer dress
Kneeling by a chair, she was saying a prayer, with no idea he was standing there
He tapped her shoulder and she slapped his hand and Laughingly said "you're such a silly man"
Then she possed by the stove with my favorite dish.
She said "by the grace of God son, you'll be coming home to This"
Oh, Such Lovingness
My wife blew me a kiss with a stiff upper lip
But I heard a faint sigh when she waved goodbye
Then grandad wiped her eyes with his red hankerchief and said "careful out there boy, so you can come home to This"
Oh, Sweet Tenderness
That night as a laid in my wind tattered tent, with two blue candles and that VHS
I held them as tight as I could to my chest and promised myself I'd take care
So I could come home to This
All this Peacefulness
Daybreak on a Sunday I arrived unannounced
A brand new Flag hung at my house
It was my first war and I hope it's my last, but I'd do it again should my country ask
And if that's the case I have only one wish.
Wanna know what I wish?
That I'll be coming home to This
All This Innocence
All This Lovingness
Oh Sweet Tenderness
All This Peacefulness
Coming home to This