I proudly serve this great nation as a Sailor in the US Navy, hence the sub-title (A Sailor’s Song), but I wrote this as a tribute to EVERY MAN AND WOMAN who has ever had to leave their loved ones behind while they served their country, due to the call of military service.  “It’s the sense of duty that keeps you going sometimes when things get very, very rough. Somebody’s got to do it. And if you don’t, who will?”  Norman Schwarzkopf

Speaking from experience, the hardest part of any deployment is leaving your loved ones behind.  When I was deployed on the USNS Mercy during Pacific Partnership 2008, we kept ourselves very busy, especially during the mission stops to the different countries we visited.  However, when you got a free moment to yourself, or lying in your rack at night before falling asleep, your thoughts were always focused on  your loved ones back home.  Thanks to todays technology we were able to keep in touch via email and the occasional phone call, and yes, snail mail still exists too, so keep sending those letters and care packages.  Speaking of which, ask anyone who’s ever served and they’ll tell you, during Mail Call, there’s nothing like getting that letter or even a care package from back home.  Even with all these modern conveniences though, I believe the hardest thing is enduring the long separation from home.

“I’m Coming Home” is a happy song right?  Yes it is!  Do you remember when you were a little boy or girl and you had to try and fall asleep on Christmas Eve?  You were so excited, it was almost impossible to fall asleep.  Now multiply those feelings by 10, and you’ll get a hint of what every person serving in uniform feels when they are coming home from a deployment.  Now I would be remiss if I didn’t mention all the wives, husbands, kids, boyfriends, girlfriends, parents, friends, and anyone else back home who was missing you, wasn’t feeling the same excitement (if not more) upon your arrival home.  I wrote this song for my wife, but think it captures the feelings of most of our troops when they return home.  Just look at the faces in this video I put together of troop homecomings, and you can feel the emotions leap right off the screen.

As I said before, I wrote this song for my wife, but also as a tribute to all the men and women serving in uniform.  It is available on my CD entitled VERVILLE, but if you would like to have this song, just click the link below and it’s yours for free.  I hope you enjoy the video and the song, and please feel free to leave me a comment here or at my You Tube channel.  Thank you to all who serve, and who have ever served this great nation!   “I’m Coming Home” (A Sailor’s Song) – Click here to DOWNLOAD

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4 People have left comments on this post

» Cynthia said: { May 7, 2010 - 03:05:17 }

A happy song, so why’d I cry? Made me appreciate even more the sacrifices of both those who serve and those who wait at home! The military and their families are a special breed of hero. THANK YOU. Your song says so much!


admin Reply:

Thank you for your comment Cynthia. I appreciate you taking the time to recognize all the military men and women serving and all the families who wait for their return.


» Tony L Tate said: { Jul 28, 2010 - 03:07:02 }


That’s a really good song. Your writing is getting better and better. Good stuff man.



» Greg said: { Aug 8, 2010 - 07:08:10 }

What an awesome song man. For anyone who has had to go through hard times being away from their family, this is perfect inspiration!