The Saddest Town in Illinois

© 2006 Recorded on Time Ain't Got Nothin' On Me


A photograph a smiling face

a tender kiss a warm embrace

a memory we can't erase

goodbye to our pride and joy

from the saddest town in Illinois


Fair haired and just nineteen

his back was straight his build was lean

and from his chest an eagle screamed

"proud to serve with the other boys

from the saddest town in Illinois"


A call come in on the telephone

to tell us he was comin home

on the saddest day we've ever known

so many hopes and dreams destroyed

in the saddest town in Illinois


Rain falls on a soldier's grave

at the courthouse still old glory waves

in another town we heard today

more kids will be deployed 

in the saddest town in Illinois

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