Billy And Sue

B.J. Thomas

This Is A Story About Billy And Sue

They Were In Love As Any Other Two

But Billy Had To Die

And When You Hear The Reason Why --

You'll Hang Your Head And Cry

Billy And Sue Met The First Day Of School

And Ever Since Lived By The Golden Rule

When You Do Unto Others

What You Wouldn't Want Done To You

You'd Have To Be A Fool

Mutual Agreement Led To Love And Trust

They Would Travel The Road To Marriage Or Bust

But When Billy Was Old Enough To Take A Wife

He Was Old Enough To Fight For His Country---

And His Way Of Life

Bridge- Sue's Letters Came Every Day

Gave Him The Strength -to Show Him The Way

To Fight For His Country And The Girl He Loved---

That's A Soldier's Only Fate

Then Billy Heard No --- Word From Sue

He Was Worried Sick But What Could He Do

The Bullets Were Flying As He Hugged The Ground And Back Home

----sue ----

Was Running Round

Billy Was Growing Less And Less Strong

His Hope His Faith Was Almost Gone

Then Like A Miracle A Letter Appeared

Billy Tore The Letter Open And He Read ---

Dear John

A Look Came Over Billy That Would Scare A Ghost

Familiar Look Seen On Soldiers -- Coast To Coast

Even Tho The Air Was Filled With Lead

Billy Jumped Up

They Shot Him Dead

Billy Was Buried In A Faraway Grave That Read

For His Country -- His Life He Gave

But The Epitaph -- Was Only A Part

He Didn't Die From A Bullet But He Died

From A Broken Heart