Here Are the Lyrics to Justin Moore’s ‘The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home’

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Justin Moore's "The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home" is an ode to loved ones lost, specifically those serving in the military.

Its accompanying music video shows the intertwined lives of a soldier, teacher, police officer and firefighter, all facing dangerous situations but continuing on for their families.

"The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home" was the lead single off of Moore's latest album Late Nights and Longnecks, released July 26.

Check out the full lyrics below.

Tour was up, middle of June
She was planning a welcome home barbecue
Green bean casserole, Grandma's recipe
There was a knock on the door 'round two o'clock
Two uniforms and her heart stopped
Yellow ribbon 'round an oak tree
Blowing in the breeze

Here's to the ones that didn't make it back home
The ones we ain't seen in so long
The hold up a beer ones, the wish they were here ones
The not forgotten but gone
They're in a better place up there
But they sure left a hole down here
We just go on living and go on missing the ones
The ones that didn't make it back home

The whole town shut down, the whole town showed up
Sang Amazing Grace, watched a slideshow of
His 22 years
There was laughs and there was tears
And that preacher talked about sacrifice
And traffic stopped for them Cadillac lights
Johnny sold beer half price that night
And everybody raised 'em high, singing

Here's to the ones that didn't make it back home
The ones we ain't seen in so long
The hold up a beer ones, the wish they were here ones
The not forgotten but gone
They're in a better place up there
But they sure left a hole down here
We just go on living and go on missing the ones
The ones that didn't make it back home

Back to that front porch
Back through that front door
To the life they were fighting for

Here's to the ones that didn't make it back home
The ones we ain't seen in so long
The hold up a beer ones, the wish they were here ones
The not forgotten but gone
They're in a better place up there
But they sure left a hole down here
We just go on living and go on missing the ones
The ones that didn't make it back home

The ones that didn't make it back home
 

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP

Written by: Jeremy Stover, Justin C. Moore, Paul Charles Digiovanni, Richard Chase Mcgill