sleeping with the telephone lyrics – reba mcentire

(with faith hill)

i knew who he was
when i took his name
but some how no one
is just not the same at night
he knows the danger
but he does what he does
he calls it duty
but i call it love
so here i am
while he’s gone
to some foreign land

and i cry
because i’m alone
and the nights get so cold and long
and i try not to think he won’t come home
but i’m sleeping with the telephone

the yellow ribbon on my neighbor’s gate
always reminds me that someone’s awake
just like me
i hear the sirens
and i watch the news
he laughs and leaves with his gun
and his blue uniform
and i pray god keeps him safe from harm

and i cry
because i’m alone
and the nights get so cold and long
and i try not to think he won’t come home
but i’m sleeping with the telephone

i loose him in my darkest dreams
and my blood runs cold and my heart skips a beat
so i get up; i can’t take anymore
sometimes i hate how much i love him
but everyday i love him more

and i try not to think he won’t come home
but i’m sleeping with the telephone

something wakes me from where he should be
i reach for him; the telephone rings

/ reba mcentire lyrics