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Your Star

Lyrics and Music ©1980 by Bill Roper


Here's my second song that dealt with a soldier far away from home. I never liked it as much as I liked "One Last Battle", which is probably why I've seldom sung it.

Em                           D    Em
There is a star in the sky  your star.
  Am                 Em
I left you there, so far away,
    D                   Em
And went to fight for a warrior's pay.
Am                     Em
God be willing, I'll return some day
    D                          Em
And find you there waiting for me.

	(Chorus)
	C      D    Em
	One by one, pass the minutes.
	C      D    Em
	One by one, pass the hours.
	C      D      G       Em
	One by one, I see the stars rise
	C     D            Em
	And recall all the things that were ours.

There is a star in the sky  your star.
Shining down on the battlefield
Where soldiers with their rifles kneeled.
Tired and bloody, they would not yield
Nor give up an inch in retreat.

(Chorus)

There is a star in the sky  your star.
Light dimmed by magnesium flare
Burning bright in the clear night air
O'er the dead and the wounded lying there.
Thank God the bullets missed me.

(Chorus)

There is a star in the sky  your star.
This night's watch is finally done.
I go to my foxhole, my hand on my gun.
There to wait for the morning sun.
To lie, to sleep, and to dream.

(Chorus)