It was on a Friday evening wasn't nobody 'round
I was sitting by my window watching the sun go down
My baby came up to me saying daddy I got news for you
I have been recruited and there ain't nothing that you can do

'Cause I can 't stand sitting , round this crazy town no more
Not since the little baby shot dead down on the second floor
And what about that poor old lady crippled in a police raid
They told me if I get killed in battle I still get paid

And when the train pulled out this morning
I just stood and waved bye bye
My baby joined the army and wasn't nothing I could do but cry
So I cried

Well there was a time and there was a dance that I used to do
There was a dream that was working and I had other plans for you
His family and his pride is all a man like me has left
Better watch your back better take care of yourself

And when the train pulled out next morning
No precious child was left behind no
'Cause my baby joined the army, wasn't nothing I could do
Nothing I could do but cry, so I cried

Some day people will look back and say
That was a time when peace didn't declare
But I won't be around watching the sun go down

Copyright: Wixen Music Publishing
Writer(s): RY COODER

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