SW​:​S Retreat February VA 2019

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navybrat1980 These songs are beyond descriptive words. I couldn't read the track listing the first couple go rounds thru the tears in my eyes. thank you for this, the world needs this, more of the world needs to hear this. thank you god bless all of you
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    Our retreats pair professional songwriters with veterans, military families and couples, and active-duty service members to write songs about their military experiences and returning home.
    The following veterans participated in the February VA 2019 retreat: James & Dixie Burch, Bryan & Rachael Carrier, Kelly & Judy Colton, Steven & Roni Coppock, Richard & Madi Greene, Jenn & Allen Mcllwain
    These songs are their stories from this retreat.
    These are songs recorded on site at retreats. They capture a song just hours after being written, like the song taking its first breath.
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WHISKEY 01:54
WHISKEY James Burch / Dixie Burch / Bryan Carrier / Rachael Carrier / Kelly Colton / Judy Colton / Steven Coppock / Roni Coppock / Richard Greene / Madi Greene / Allen McIlwain / Jenn McIlwain / Jay Clementi Marriage can make you do it Kids can make you do it Work can make you slip some in your coke Just to get through it Whiskey smooth going down Smooth going down Whiskey, smooth going down Smooth going down It makes you happy Gives you courage Numb your mind, sex ’til your blind Do it right you won’t be discouraged Whiskey smooth going down Smooth going down Whiskey, smooth going down Smooth going down Whiskey smooth going down Smooth going down Whiskey, smooth going down Smooth going down © 2019 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Sony ATV Cross Keys (ASCAP)
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A FEW OF THE PLACES Dixie Burch / James Burch / Maia Sharp I get myself in trouble when she leaves me alone Look at Oklahoma City, Aberdeen Long before we were ever written in stone She didn’t think to run from what she’d seen The Jack and cocaine The wrecking train she was falling for Who liked to play with fire I would’ve gone up If she wasn’t so good at calling me Down from the high wire Hell, jail, wrapped around a tree Lost, crossed over to the wrong side of me Just a few of the places I would be I’m waking up in San Antonio But not like 11 years before When we were waiting for the justice of the peace to show No, we’re not those kids anymore Rained on us then, raining again Guess God is just making sure We remember our start That only the clouds are gonna part And I know where I’d be without her Hell, jail, wrapped around a tree Lost, crossed over to the wrong side of me Out of control, in the cold trying to set my soul free Just a few of the places I would be Just a few of the places I would be Just a few of the places I would be © 2019 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Crooked Crown Music (BMI)
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THINGS ARE GONNA CHANGE Rachael Carrier / Bryan Carrier / Terry Radigan Been a dancer my whole life Now I’m a mother and a wife Things are gonna change Things are gonna change I love them both with all my heart Hard to know where one stops and the other starts Things are gonna change Things are gonna change Wait for me Wait for me Cause you know who I wanna be I wanna be the one There for you Baby it’s all wanna do I’ve been a fixer my whole life See something wrong I make it right Things are gonna change Things are gonna change The worlds on my back And I’m knees Afraid of what happens When I leave Things are gonna change Things are gonna change Wait for me Wait for me Cause you know who I wanna be I wanna be the one There for you Baby it’s all i wanna do Two worlds became one Now we revolve around our son Things are gonna change Things are gonna change He holds us all together He’s the gravity that makes us better Things are gonna change Things are gonna change I’ll wait for you You wait for me He’ll wait for us both Just you wait and see His light will set us free And that’s all we can ask For him to be All that we can ask for him to be Things are gonna change Things are gonna change © 2019 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Catherine the Great (ASCAP)
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PAPER CHAIN 03:27
PAPER CHAIN Roni Coppock / Steven Coppock / Jay Clementi I’m just a wife and a mom Feeling empty and alone I’m in a room full of people But when half of me is gone So far away I wear a fake smile on my face Glad they can’t see what’s going on with me Right now, I’ll take their sympathy I’m just not all here When He’s over there I just wanna go home I don’t know why I wanna get back in my bed curl up and cry But I stay and try to laugh with them Then drive home to tuck the kids in bed And try not to drink Then Tear another link Off the Paper Chain They’re just little strips of paper Taped into chain links A countdown calendar Completely synched To all our hearts Counting the days… still most days I wanna go home I don’t know why Just get back in bed curl up and cry I wonder if I’ll laugh again After I tuck the kids in bed And try not to drink Tear another link Off the Paper Chain Last night he called and asked how many were left I want to take that single mom weight off your chest Honey I’m sorry I’m not there But I’m one day closer to you I just wanna come home & be by your side Curl up in our bed just you and I Fit back into our life again Help out and tuck the kids in bed So you don’t have to think About tearing another link Off the paper chain Those years are gone but we’re together and doing well As for that ole paper chain it can, can go straight to hell © 2019 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Sony ATV Cross Keys (ASCAP)
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DO NOT DISTURB Jenn McIlwain / Allen McIlwain / Maia Sharp The rising up of the butterflies The closer I get to laying on my eyes On that crooked smile I’ve memorized Meet you at the baggage claim The long days were getting longer The pull to you was getting stronger Feels like forever, oh come on now Let’s go break the frame Let’s go break the frame Welcome home to both of us Whatever we have to discuss Actions speak louder than words You can tell my heart wasn’t set on talking It’s to keep the world from knocking You’re all mine behind that sign Do Not Disturb Phones are off like they never are For far too long you’ve been too far Shut your mouth, just get in the car There’s no day like today And no other moment just for you and me Than right now, and pointlessly I got all dressed up when it’s gonna be Messed up anyway Messed up anyway Welcome home to both of us Whatever we have to discuss Actions speak louder than words You can tell my heart wasn’t set on talking It’s to keep the world from knocking You’re all mine behind that sign Do Not Disturb (Instrumental) Welcome home to both of us Nothing does what your loving does Actions speak louder than words You can tell my heart wasn’t set on talking It’s to keep the world from knocking You’re all mine behind that sign Do Not Disturb Do Not Disturb © 2019 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Crooked Crown Music (BMI)
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THE SPACE BETWEEN US Madi Greene / Richard Greene / Terry Radigan Every picture Each and every letter Tiny cardboard hands And a ribbon holding them together They’re my paper hugs I hang’em on my wall To remind me In between the calls Of All This love I’m saving I’m saving An old milk jug Filled with daddy’s Hershey kisses One for everyday he’s away And lots of fairy stickers On a big white board Filled with first steps First words And I love u’s We’re saving, we’re saving To fill that space between us With Hugs and love Tears and smiles Moments we are missing In between the miles Hello panda, goodnight moon Daddy’s gonna be home And be home soon We are all gonna be together soon All that space between us we fill with love Some days it feels like it’s been forever Since I’ve felt your arms around me So I wear your gator sweater Close as I can get And I play that message on my phone over & over Hey babe the lost boys are home And in between I steal a kiss or two Cause mama needs her chocolate too Sometimes it’s hard To wear a brave face To choke back the tears To fill that space So we put it up in prayer And leave our worries there With hugs and love Tears and smiles Moments we are missing In between the miles Hello panda, goodnight moon We’re all gonna be Together soon © 2019 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Catherine the Great (ASCAP)
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TOO STUBBORN TO QUIT Judy Colton / Kelly Colton / Jay Clementi I blow up stuff up for a living I defuse situations I fall out of clouds Into wild altercations I give it all I have And I love what I do It’s filled me with some lonely And some regret It’s tried really hard But hasn’t killed me yet I’m too, too crazy to stop Or too stubborn to quit I can’t help it I’m just wired that way I’m committed to craziness fallen for the game Dedicated to the call I give it everything And It’s given old glory to me It’s filled me with some lonely And some regret It’s tried really hard But hasn’t killed me yet I’m too, too crazy to stop Or too stubborn to quit But the one thing I love more Than the corps is my baby She my peanut butter And I’m her jelly She melts my heart When she calls me Boo She my oxygen my never regret I’m just lucky she hasn’t thrown me out yet She’s Too crazy to stop Or too stubborn to quit She can’t help it she’s just wired that way Committed to craziness, fallen for the game Dedicated to the call Gives her everything And That’s everything to me She my oxygen my never regret I live for her love, die for Her kiss She’s Too crazy to stop Too stubborn to quit © 2019 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Sony ATV Cross Keys (ASCAP)
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NEW WAYS TO SAY IT Dixie Burch/ Rachael Carrier / Judy Colton / Roni Coppock / Madi Greene / Jenn McIlwain / Terry Radigan / Maia Sharp We’re all sisters here With different stories to tell But at the end of the day we’re all married to crazy Who put us through hell Nobody else understands why we stay We hear the whispers We know what they say Everyone’s divorced Everyone’s drinking Maybe it’s time for a little re-thinking Everyone’s determined Everyone’s dedicated Everyone’s devoted Some new ways to say it Like a message in a bottle He’s gotta break for me to read We pick up the pieces And try not to bleed Sometimes a touch is more than a word We don’t judge but oh, what we’ve heard Everyone’s divorced Everyone’s drinking Maybe it’s time for a little re-thinking Everyone’s determined Everyone’s dedicated Everyone’s devoted Some new ways to say it You make it back, I’ll make a home for you to come back to I’m proud of me, I’m proud of you, I’m proud of what we do Everyone’s determined Everyone’s dedicated Everyone’s devoted Just a few ways to say it Everyone’s damn funny Everyone’s down to do this Everyone’s dependable We’ll get each other through this Just a few ways New ways to say it Oh, just a few ways Some new ways to say it © 2019 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Catherine the Great (ASCAP) / Crooked Crown Music (BMI)
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GOOD IN THIS LIGHT James Burch / Bryan Carrier / Kelly Colton / Steven Coppock / Richard Green / Allen McIlwain / Jay Clementi You’re right, I was wrong I don’t know what I was thinking The faucet leaks, brakes still squeak And I’ve been doing too much drinking I’m trying to apologize But you know I’m not a way-with-words kinda guy My big one’s don’t always come out right I wish I was a little more Hemingway All I can think of to say is Your butt looks good in this light Good in this light I know, it ain't, exactly poetry But I think, it might be exactly what we need It’s just hard to tell you You know I’m not a way-with-words kinda guy My big one’s don’t always come out right I wish I was a little more Hemingway All I can think of to say is Your butt looks good in this light Good in this light I know there’s words you want me to say I wish I could apologize that way The kids are all gone And I’m kinda feeling this song You know I’m not a way-with-words kinda guy My big one’s don’t always come out right I wish I was a little more Hemingway But all I can think of to say Is your butt looks good in this light Good in this light © 2019 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Sony ATV Cross Keys (ASCAP)

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