Who Sang Christian Soldier? Billy Joe Shaver

Release information
Release Date: 1998-7-14
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
length: 3:05
writer: Bobby Bare, Billy Joe Shaver
Not so long ago in Oklahoma
The son of an Okie preacher knelt to pray
He said Lord I wanna 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 seperate 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...

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Son of Calvary
  • 2 You Can't Beat Jesus Christ
  • 3 The Cowboy Who Started the Fight
  • 4 Live Forever
  • 5 I'm in Love
  • 6 If I Give My Soul
  • 7 When the Fallen Angels Fly
  • 8 Christian Soldier
  • 9 My Mother's Name Is Victory
  • 10 Old Five and Dimers Like Me
  • 11 Presents From the Past
  • 12 The Bow and the Arrow