Song for Jeffrey Lucey

By Meg Hutchinson

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There was a big celebration when you walked of that bus
With all your limbs intact we thought you’d made it back to us
And no one knew, what you’d been made to do over there

Posted July 18, 2015

Meg Hutchinson performing “Song for Jeffrey Lucey” – a very powerful song about a solider who returned from Iraq with wounds that were not visible. This song is from her CD “Come Up Full”. This was recorded live at The Tin Angel in Philly on December 13, 2008.

You would’ve made a great dad
If you’d lived that long
Your eyes are warm and kind on the evening news
There was a big celebration when you walked of that bus
With all your limbs intact we thought you’d made it back to us
And no one knew, what you’d been made to do over there

You were almost twenty-two when they shipped you out
With the sixth motor transport battalion
Operation Freedom, also known as the war
No place for a good kid just trying to pay for school

And no one knew, what you’d be made to do over there

Yellow ribbons still fluttering from the trees beside the house
Memory was a cancer that you could not live without
But you could not live with it
Oh… no you could not live with it

In the dark you held your flashlight, still listening for spiders
In the days you drank alone in your old room
Haunted always by the voices, by the jingling of the tags
Holding on to one little corner of that flag

And no one knew…

Yellow ribbons still fluttering from the trees beside the house
Made a pillow for your head and they laid you down
Oh they laid you down
Oh… oh they laid you down

And no one knew
What you’d been made to do
And all there love couldn’t keep you

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