soldier boy lyrics – mason jennings

i was born on a railroad track
with the weight of the world strapped to my back
born to be a soldier boy, born to be a soldier boy

looking for a life in a graveyard town
if you never get lost, you never get found
born to be a soldier boy, born to be a soldier boy
born to be a soldier boy, born to be a soldier boy

i fell in love with an impossible girl
she was my breath in this strangled world
born to be a soldier boy, born to be soldier boy

she broke my heart with my best friend’s name
now my mind still works, but it’s not the same
born to be a soldier boy, born to be a soldier boy
born to be a soldier boy, born to be a soldier boy

we go bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ticky, ticky
bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, lo, lo, lo, lo
bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ticky, ticky
bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, lo, lo, lo, lo

so many people wanna watch things grow
either they’re blind or they just don’t know
born to be a soldier boy, born to be a soldier boy

my daddy was done before he turned nineteen
my momma was run like a fast machine
born to be a soldier boy, born to be a soldier boy

so i cross my heart and i hope to die
like an aeroplane, baby, coming out of the sky
born to be a soldier boy, born to be a soldier boy
born to be a soldier boy, born to be a soldier boy

we go bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ticky, ticky
bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, lo, lo, lo, lo
bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ticky, ticky
bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, lo, lo, lo, lo

bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ticky, ticky
bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, lo, lo, lo, lo
bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ticky, ticky
bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, ba-bang, lo, lo, lo, lo

/ mason jennings lyrics