Good Christian Soldier
Kris Kristofferson Lyrics


Not so long ago in Oklahoma the son of an Okie preacher knelt to pray
He said Lord I want to be a Christian soldier just like you
And fight to build a new and better day
Now many years and miles from Oklahoma

That same young Okie boy still kneels to pray
But he don't pray to be no Christian soldier anymore
He just prays to make it through another day
'Cause it's hard to be a Christian soldier when you tote a gun
And it hurts to have to watch a grown man cry
But we're playin' cards writin' home havin' lots of fun
Telling jokes and learning how to die
Now the things I've come to know seem so confusin'

It's gettin' hard to tell what's wrong from right
I can't separate the winners from the losers anymore
And I'm thinking of just giving up the fight
'Cause it's hard to be a Christian soldier when you tote a gun

And it hurts to have to watch a grown man cry
But we're playin' cards writin' home ain't we hadn't fun
Turning on and learning how to die

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Written by: BARE, SHAVER

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Comments from YouTube:

gjg1969dm

Texas singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver wrote this song. This is one of the rare times that Kris performed a cover. Love the song and love this rendition by Kris.

MrBigwilly5013

This song is for all of our military who fought for us, especialy those who didn't make it home. I lost many friends in Nam. May God give rest and peace to their souls.

Adam Brown

I hear this, I am 10 years old.....my Dad singing this and playing guitar...........I am 46 now........

Melody Fisher

Still relevant today...such a thoughtful song...great performance by Kris Kristofferson...

Czech Country

Czech version is Křesťanský voják (Křesťanský=Christian, voják=soldier). This song sang czech country group Greenhorns.

John wesson

GREAT SONG MARCUS REALLY ENJOYED IT

René Taljaard

Awesome song! Thank you!

gay reynolds

LOVE ME SOME KRIS!!!!

Maria Bischof

i LOVE kRIS JUST LONG tIME

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