Song Name: Portrait in the Sand

Songwriter: Chapman Willard Reagan

Copyright: 2011

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Lyrics:

PORTRAIT IN THE SAND

INTRO There's a quiet in the battle now
I’m not feeling very brave--Need you here to hold me safe

VERSE Remember when I last saw you
how we smiled through our fear
we knew I had to leave for war
trembled as we stowed my gear
Then you wrapped me in your arms --
said you’d never let me go
RISE I tried to memorize your face
Oh baby, I love you so

CHORUS I draw your portrait in the sand
run my fingers through your hair.
Poke a dimple in your cheek
I used to kiss you there
Soon I’ll be home with the real live you
But today I need to hold your hand
So on this desert far away
I draw your portrait in the sand.

VERSE I asked you to pray for me
Guess you did, cause I‘m all right
My crew are all stand-up guys
and their morale is high.
But I’ve seen things I can’t forget--
don’t know what tomorrow holds
RISE Tonight I need to feel you near
Oh baby, I love you so

CHOR I draw your portrait in the sand
run my fingers through your hair.
Poke a dimple in your cheek
I used to kiss you there
Soon I’ll be home with the real live you
But today I need to hold your hand
So on this desert far away
I draw your portrait in the sand

BRIDGE Tell me, is the grass still green
does our creek still flow, wildflowers grow?
Tell me, is the air still sweet
no blood--no tanks, do we still give blessed thanks?

CHOR Soon I’ll be home with the real live you
But today I need to hold your hand
So on this desert far away
I draw your portrait in the sand

REPRISE Oh baby, the battle's started up again,
the noise of mortars hurts my head
can't dream about you any more"Gotta go to war instead.