LYRICS

Five Long Years In The Army

Five long years in the army, it never was a home
Take me back to my hometown, and never more Iíll roam
Iím looking for a home, Iím looking for a home.

First time in my hometown, spent looking for a bed
Tramping up and down the avenues for a place to lay my head
Iím looking for a home, Iím looking for a home.

Answered an advertisement, stood there in the crowd
The landlady she made a speech, no dogs, no cats no chickens,
no kids, no working men allowed
Iím looking for a home, Iím looking for a home.

First time I saw the bedroom, it had just one bed and chair
Next time I saw that bedroom there was five guys sleeping there
Iím looking for a home, Iím looking for a home.

I went around the corner just to buy a glass of beer
When I got back there was five more men hanging on the chandelier
Iím looking for a home, Iím looking for a home.

If any one should ask you why I sing so shrill
Tell them Iím a homeless veteran waiting for the housing bill
Iím looking for a home, Iím looking for a home.

If any one should ask you who composed this song
Tell him itís a discharged soldier and who ainít slept all week long
Iím looking for a home, Iím looking for a home.

Traditional, adapted and arranged by Derroll Adams

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