Christmas Time This Year (Ry Cooder)

Our boys and girls will be here soon coming home from war I'm so glad it's Christmas time this year But they'lI be going back to war again I fear Can't they stay for Christmas time this year Now Johnny ain't got no legs and Billy ain't got no face Do they know it's Christmas time this year? Tommy looks about the same but his mind is gone Does he know it's Christmas time this year? When is Santa coming 'round 'cause I got some requests I bet he knows it's Christmas time this year Military personnel might not be on his list Don't he know it's Christmas time this year All I want is two good arms so I can hold my kids Then they'lI know it's Christmas time this year I'd like a mouth so I can kiss my honey on her lips Then she'll know it's Christmas time this year Because it's Christmas time, Christmas time, Yes it's merry Christmas time Everybody stand up tall and cheer Our children will be coming home in plastic bags I fear Then we'll know it's Christmas time this year Thank you Mr. President for your kind words and deeds There's just one thing I'd like for you to hear Take this war and shove it up your Crawford, Texas ass And then you'll know it's Christmas time this year