Christmas USA



You are listening to Chirstmas USA.  
This song is dedicated to the service men and women
who are spending the holiday season away from home.  

Frank Pangborn Co-author of the song

"Christmas USA"  
Was a Platoon Leader with the 1st Air Cav in Vietnam
This song is based on his feelings while spending Christmas
in the jungles of South Vietnam.



Christmas USA

(Lyrics)

I sat down to write this letter,

Cause I’ve been feeling blue,

It’s so close to Christmas,

I keep thinking about you.

 

I’m just so far from home

And everything here feels so strange.

I’m longing for my home town,

Where Christmas never seems to change.

 

I bet the trees all decorated

in the center of the square.

And Ol' Charley what’s his name

is still playing Santa there.

Where the kids are all excited

as it’s nearing Christmas day.

How I’m longing for, my home town,

Christmas U.S.A.

 

It’ doesn’t feel like Christmas,

Without the wreaths up on the doors

Or the scenes of baby Jesus

in the windows of the stores.

 

It’s not the decorations

That make me feel so blue.

My heart it longs for Christmas

And being home with you.

 

Where the trees all decorated

in the center of the square.

And Ol' Charley what’s his name

is still playing Santa there.

Where the kids are all excited

as it’s nearing Christmas day.

How I’m longing for, my home town,

Christmas U.S.A.

 

I wish I could be with you

And have you by my side.

But to keep Ole Glory waving

I will protect and serve with pride.

 

In my mind I’m right home with you

In my heart the carolers sing.

I’ll be home for Christmas

When the sound of freedom rings!

 

Oh beautiful for spacious skies

Christmas USA

 

© 2009

Amy Jo Ellis & Frank Pangborn