Rick Bailey

Rick Bailey

 Adairsville, Georgia, USA
BandCountryAmericana

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Lyrics

Ode to Jake

Written By: Richard B Wilson

Sun's comin' up the back door slams, and he's gone,
Bills are mile high, mama's blue, so something's gone wrong.
Works been so slow, the boss says, "no one's for hire".
Don't know what we'll do, but Jake's always on fire.

Yeah, he's my buddy, my brother, my friend,
Faithful true to the end, Forever, together, Can't you see,
Yeah, he's my buddy, my brother, my friend,
And, I'll pray for him to the end, you'll see,
Forever, together, Jake and me.

They say it's good pay, but it's so, far, far away--
The battlefield's rough, a man's gotta be tough.
He's truckin' the troops, just don't get in his way.
Cause he answered the call to serve the U S A.

Yeah, he's my buddy, my brother, my friend,
Faithful true to the end, Forever, together, Can't you see,
Yeah, he's my buddy, my brother, my friend,
And, I'll pray for him to the end, you'll see,
Forever, together, Jake and me.

There's a knock on the door, Mama says that can't be good,
Yeah, they're bringing Jake home back to the neighborhood,
They say he's been wounded, he's gotta be okay,
Cause he's been giving his all, for the whole U S A.

Yeah, he's my buddy, my brother, my friend,
Faithful true to the end, Forever, together, Can't you see,
Yeah, he's my buddy, my brother, my friend,
And, I'll pray for him to the end, you'll see,
Forever, together, Jake and me.