So far now Virginia highway, cardboard sign that read Tucson;
tent fatigues flapping in the wind.
When that long white semi pulled up, cowboy written on the door,
driving hard come aboard climb in.
"Son I hear that Tuscan deserts hot."; soldier smiled and said "yes sir,
no where near that firey hell back in Iraq."
"Oh god I can't wait, to hold my wife again, see my one year old that's never met his dad."
Well the humming of the engine put that soldier right to sleep,
old cowboy wiped his eyes and got on his cv.
"Said breaker breaker 19, whose got your ears on,
picked up a soldier in Virginia, and hes trying to reach Tucson;
I can get him as far as Tupelo, I could use a little help to get a hero home."
Cowboy wheeled it into Tupelo, nudged that soldier on the arm,
he said, "wake up son this is where we say goodbye,"
then he pointed out the window to a bright red peter belt,
said "that's my friend Eagle he's gonna be your ride."
So the cowboy gave the soldier a salute as that diesel hit the road,
Eagle put that banner down got on his radio.
Said "breaker breaker 19, whose got your ears on,
picked up a soldier in Mississippi, and he's trying to reach Tucson;
I can get him as far as San Anton, but I could use a little help to get a hero home.
Well they got to San Antonio right before sun rise,
as they pulled into that rest stop, they could not believe their eyes.
There were 20 eighteen wheelers all lined up in a row,
each one laying on the air horn saying, "let me take you home
son we're gonna get you home."
That last trucker took that soldier right up to his house,
and a young girl with a baby in her arms came running out.
Soldier smiled, and said "tell em thank you" then took his family in his arms.
That new diesel rolled away, they were still kissing in the yard.
"Breaker breaker 19, whose got your ears on, I just dropped that soldier off safely in Tucson.
Pass it on down the line, boys job well done,
we should all be proud, we got a hero home.
We should all be proud, we got a hero home.