34 Perfect Long Distance Relationships Songs for Deployment

These deployment songs and long distance relationships songs are perfect for when you are apart from your spouse for an extended period of time.

Are you going through a deployment right now?  While we recommend trying to stay busy, there are days that we have to just let our feelings flow.

If that means pouring a glass (or two) of wine, and crying your eyes out to songs that just get you, then we have the playlist for you.

The ultimate list of long distance relationship songs that so happen to be perfect for military spouses.

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Check out our list of the best deployment music to listen to while your spouse is away:

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Songs for Deployment – The Ultimate Long Distance Relationships Songs Playlist

The best deployment songs

Emay Holmes – The Deployment Song

Emay Holmes is in the Navy and tops our list right now.  He created a music video for this song while on deployment at sea.  Make sure to check out the rest of the list for another great song by him.

“Now this ain’t easy, not even in the slightest
Leaving you is leaving me in every way
But I’m doing this for you, can’t you see it
And I can’t do this without you there, believe it.”


Fort Minor – Where’d You Go

Me and the rest of the family here singing “Where’d you go?”
I miss you so,

Seems like it’s been forever,
That you’ve been gone.
Where’d you go?
I miss you so,
Seems like it’s been forever,
That you’ve been gone,
Please come back home.”

Sleeping at Last – West

This song was on repeat at my house for most of our last deployment.

“Maps stretched out
Too many miles to count
Let’s just say we’re inches apart
And even closer at heart
And we’ll be just fine”

“Time moves slow
When half of your heart has yet to come home.
Every minute’s adding up
And leaving a mark on us”


The Head and the Heart – Rivers and Roads

“Nothing is as it has been. And I miss your face like Hell.
And I guess it’s just as well. But I miss your face like Hell..
Been talking ’bout the way things change. And my family lives in a different state.
And if you don’t know what to make of this. Then we will not relate.”


Arcade Fire – We Used to Wait

“It seems strange
How we used to wait for letters to arrive
But what’s stranger still
Is how something so small can keep you alive.”


Alice Boman – Waiting

“I want you more than I need you. I need you so bad.
Are you coming back? Are you coming back? I’m waiting.”

Cole Swindell – You Should Be Here

“You should be here, standing with your arm around me here
Cutting up, cracking a cold beer
Saying cheers, hey y’all it’s sure been a good year
It’s one of those moments, that’s got your name written all over it
And you know that if I had just one wish it’d
Be that you didn’t have to miss this
You should be here.”

Death Cab for Cutie – Transatlanticism

“And the distance is quite simply much to far for me to row
It seems farther than ever before

I need you so much closer…”

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here

“How I wish, how I wish you were here
We’re just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground
What have we found?
The same old fears
Wish you were here”

Songs about leaving

Jack’s Mannequin – Bruised

“Hours pass, and she still counts the minutes
That I am not there,
I swear I didn’t mean for it to feel like this
Like every inch of me is bruised, bruised”

Snow Patrol – Run

“To think I might not see those eyes
Makes it so hard not to cry
And as we say our long goodbyes
I nearly do

Light up, light up
As if you have a choice
Even if you cannot hear my voice
I’ll be right beside you, dear”

City and Colour – As Much as I Ever Could

“Love, love of mine
Won’t you lay by my side
And rest your weary eyes
Before we’re out of time
Give me one last kiss
For soon, such distance
Will stretch between our lips
Now the day’s losing light”

Elle King – See You Again

We’ve got seven days
‘Til we say goodbye

Back to separate ways
But I’ll miss you more this time
So won’t you stay
‘Til the morning
I’ve been frozen since that night you sang with me
One more day
For you to hold me
‘Cause I don’t know when I’ll see you again”

Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat – Lucky

“They don’t know how long it takes
Waiting for a love like this
Every time we say goodbye
I wish we had one more kiss
I’ll wait for you I promise you, I will”

Long distance relationships songs

These songs for long distance will help you get through the long days apart.

Emay Holmes – Body’s on the Ocean

“So far from land, so far from you.
Last image in my head is all that I have left of you…
Baby, wait for me at home.
I know that times get hard knowing that you’re all alone.
I promise we goin’ make it through.
Fire burning, but there ain’t nothing taking me from you.”

Awolnation – Table for One

“Cause I don’t want you to leave.. Now I’m sitting at a table for one.”

Vance Joy – Fire and the Flood

“You’re miles away but I still feel you
Anywhere I go there you are (anywhere)
Anywhere I go there you are”

Mumford and Sons – I Will Wait

“‘Cause I will wait, I will wait for you”

Hunter Hayes – Where We Left Off

“And the way we say goodbye
Is not that way that anyone would do
Like a wave out on the ocean
I will always come right back to you
I could blink
Not a moment is gone
We’ll pick up where we left off”

Leon Bridges – River

“Been travelling these wide roads
For so long
My heart’s been far from you
Ten thousand miles gone”

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Home

“Home, let me go home
Home is wherever I’m with you”

3 Doors Down – Here without You

“I’m here without you baby
But you’re still on my lonely mind.
I think about you baby and I dream about you all the time.”

Avril Lavigne- When You’re Gone

“And the days feel like years when I’m alone
And the bed where you lie
Is made up on your side”

Michael Bublé – Home

“Let me go home
I’m just too far from where you are
I want to come home”

Imagine Dragons – Wrecked

“Oh, I’m a wreck without you here
Yeah, I’m a wreck since you’ve been gone
I’ve tried to put this all behind me
I think I was wrecked all along”

Lights – Muscle Memory

“When I am alone, I
See you in the dark, I
Talk into the empty
Like you were with me”

Songs about deployment

Reba McEntire – Sleeping With The Telephone

“I knew who he was
When I took his name
But somehow knowin’
Is just not the same late at night”

Carly Goodwin – Baby Come Back Home

“Freedom never has come free,
There’s a price to pay.
Lord knows, I’m proud of you,
But I miss you more each day.”

Military songs

Brian McKnight & Rascal Flatts – Red, White, and Blue

“I fight for what’s right
And I fight for what is true
Mostly I’m fighting to get back to you”

Toby Keith – American Soldier

“I’m an American soldier, an American
Beside my brothers and my sisters I will proudly take a stand
When liberty’s in jeopardy I will always do what’s right
I’m out here on the front lines, so sleep in peace tonight”

Songs about coming home 

Mase – Welcome Back

“Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back”

Daughtry – Home

“I’m going home
Back to the place where I belong
And where your love has always been enough for me”

Leon Bridges – Coming Home

“Baby, baby, baby
I’m coming home
To your tender loving
You’re my one and only woman
The world leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, girl
You’re the only one that I want”

Chantal Kreviazuk – Feels Like Home 

“If you knew how much this moment means to me
And how long I’ve waited for your touch
If you knew how happy you are making me
I’ve never thought that I’d love anyone so much

Feels like home to me
Feels like home to me
Feels like I’m all the way back where
I come from

Feels like home to me
Feels like home to me
Feels like I’m all the way back where I belong
Feels like I’m all the way back where I belong”


Skylar Grey – Coming Home, Pt. II

“I’m coming home
I’m coming home
Tell the world that I’m coming home”


Those are the songs about military deployment that we currently have on our music playlist now.

Are you going through a deployment?  Which songs for deployment would you add to this list?

We hope you enjoyed our ultimate long distance relationships songs playlist featuring songs for deployment.


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