A boy is "waiting for the bus in his army greens"(Dixie Chicks 2). He sits down in a cafe. And '' Gave his order to a girl with a bow in her hair"(Dixie Chicks 4). He asks her if he can talk with her because he is feeling sad about leaving to war, then she recommend a space.
The girl brings the soilder to the pier. He opened up to her about having no one who cares that he is leaving for war. ''I got no one to send a letter to, would you mind if I sent one aback here to you?(Dixie Chicks 10-11).
The girl is thinking about how the boy is too young to go to war and experience these challenges. She is ''waiting for the love of a Travelin Soilder''( Dixie Chicks 19). '' When the letter says [her] soilders coming home ''(Dixie Chicks 19).
The soilder continues to write after being deployed in Vietnam. ''When it's getting kinda rough over here, i think of that day sitting down on the pier, and I close my eyes and see your pretty smile''(Dixie Chicks 24-26) He is proclaming his love for her that has kept him going. He went into war thinking he would have no one to come back too so she gave him a reason.
During a football on a friday night, the announcer said the names "for a list of local Vietnam dead'(Dixie Chicks 31). The name of her travelin solider was read. "and one name read and nobody really cared but a pretty girl with a bow in her hair" (Dixie Chicks 33-34). She was the only one who cared that he was gone.