SW​:​S Retreat November BCR 2017

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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. Kristy Aragon, Marlena Fontenot, Andrea Hernandez, Magaly Marion, Natalie McCafferty, Katie Pawloski, Penny Schevey, Andrea Ulm participated in the November 2017 Boulder Crest 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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THAT’S WHAT GETS ME THROUGH Darden Smith / Group I’m amazed at what you give to me Your amazing generosity You welcome me with open arms And you keep me safe from harm It’s me and it’s you Yeah the strength that gets me through It’s real it’s safe so true Strength that gets me through Strength that gets me through When I’m tired, feel I can’t go on When everyone around me expects me to be strong When there’s no one there to hear my voice I go on, yeah I've got no choice It’s me and it’s you And the faith that gets me through It’s real it’s safe so true Faith that gets me through Faith that gets me through The sweetest breath The deepest rest And the weight off of my chest It’s me it’s you The love that gets me through It’s real it’s safe so true It’s me it’s you The love that gets me through It’s real it’s safe so true Love that gets me through Faith that gets me through Strength that gets me through That’s what gets me through Gets me through Darden Smith Music (ASCAP) / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)
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SUPERMAN 03:16
SUPERMAN Andrea Hernandez / Mary Gauthier Two kids a starter house and a diamond ring We married in late winter, he deployed in early spring No news is good news when my superman’s away No knock on the front door means that he’s still safe I’m strong enough for both of us when I need to be When he’s away I am the boss I run our family I cook and clean and drive the kids I do it on my own Strong enough for both of us when my Superman’s not home He called me from Afghanistan ask’n bout my day I told him we rode horses, me and the kids are great He said I’m coming home soon, but don’t worry bout a thing I’m missing a couple fingers now, but I saved our wedding ring I’m strong enough for both of us when I need to be When he’s away I am the boss I run our family I cook and clean and drive the kids I do it on my own Strong enough for both of us when my Superman’s not home He was born to serve I was born to be his wife, Love, trust, respect a sacred partnership for life Blessed to have him home awhile, for a couple years But I knew he’d raise hand when they asked for volunteers But I’m strong enough for both of us when I need to be When he’s away I am the boss I run our family I cook and clean and drive the kids I do it on my own Strong enough for both of us when my Superman’s not home Strong enough for both of us when my Superman’s not home Mary Gauthier Songs (ASCAP) / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)
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JUST A MOMENT Darden Smith / Ashley Cleveland / Magaly Marion / Marley Fontenot / Kristy Aragon Andrea Hernandez Someone pressed pause, and I heard myself breathe Someone listened to my story At the end of the day I was a little more free Someone was standing up for me Just a moment Just a moment Just a little more time to reset my soul Let go of everything that I can’t control Just a moment Just a moment I carry the hurt, I can’t erase the years Just needed to know I’m not crazy And now I’ve got my sisters who share my fears And see themselves in my story Just a moment Just a moment Just a little more time to reset my soul Let go of everything that I can’t control Just a moment Just a moment When I need a break When it’s all gone wrong Gonna send up my flare Gonna sing my song And take a moment Take a moment Just a little time to reset my soul Let go of everything that I can’t control Just a moment Just a moment Just a moment Darden Smith Music (ASCAP) / Sole Sister Music (BMI) / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)
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SECRETOS 02:52
SECRETOS Magaly Marion / Radney Foster Secretos Diablos de la noche Pesadillas Diablos escondidos Con me duelen en mi corazon I had to hold him down at night To protect him from the demons he would fight Barely hanging on Trying to be strong The shower is the only place I'd cry Secretos Diablos de la noche Pesadillas Diablos escondidos Con me duelen en mi corazon Mi amor esta profundo You have my heart and soul Y yo te quidaré Por siempre mi amor Secretos Diablos de la noche Pesadillas Diablos escondidos Con me duelen en mi corazon Secretos en mi Corazon Secretos en mi Corazon Alamo Lounge Music/admin. by Kobalt (ASCAP) / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)
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IN THE WATER WITH YOU Radney Foster / Mary Gauthier / Natalie McCafferty /Katie Pawlowski /Penny Schevey / Andrea Ulm You told me your secret and mine’s the same as yours What you’re going thru right now honey, I’ve been there before I bet you think you’re failing, sinking and can’t swim All alone and drowning but sister I’m jumping in I’ve been where you are I can name that pain When all those waves keep crashing over you In the driving rain And you know the next storm’s coming But you don’t know what to do Just remember I’m in the water with you You can’t the change the weather you can’t control the tide You can run from the tempest but you cannot hide If you’d just stop fighting, take my hand come up for air I’ll be waiting for you I’m not going anywhere Cause I’ve been where you are I can name that pain When all those waves keep crashing over you In the driving rain And you know the next storm’s coming But you don’t know what to do Just remember I’m in the water with you I’m in the water with you, you’re in the water with me, We’re not alone in this sea I’m in the water with you, you’re in the water with me, We’re not alone in this sea I’m in the water with you, you’re in the water with me, We’re not alone in this sea I’m in the water with you Alamo Lounge Music/admin. by Kobalt (ASCAP) / Mary Gauthier Songs (ASCAP) / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)
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ALBUQUERQUE 03:18
ALBUQUERQUE Natalie McCafferty / Darden Smith Albuquerque Supposed to be a dream But real life never Works out clean When we quit running Thought we left the past behind It came out raging We lost our minds In Albuquerque Albuquerque I remember laughing Listening to the waves Out in California In better days But Albuquerque Keeps getting in the way Haunting all my dreams Stealing yesterday And who’s gonna stop the world from burning Turning inside out Who's gonna set us free From what we came to be In Albuquerque Albuquerque Supposed to be a dream But you and me baby Got to get clean Of Albuquerque Albuquerque Albuquerque Darden Smith Music (ASCAP) / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)
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YOU’RE THE STORM Penny Schevey / Ashley Cleveland Life’s too short to be sad Though sadness has its place Life’s too short to stay mad I want to feel it and go my way Bad weather rolls in on air that’s warm I know that I love you but darlin’ You’re the storm You’re the storm I’m not the enemy But you forget when you’re in pain And some days when you look at me I know it’s gonna rain Bad weather rolls in on air that’s warm I know that I love you but darlin’ You’re the storm You’re the storm I’d rather be a sinner than a saint On a long lost weekend Where I can be free and feel myself again Feel myself again Feel myself again Cause life’s too short to be sad Sole Sister Music (BMI) Admin by BMG/Chrysalis / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)
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ONCE IN A WHILE Kristy Aragon / Radney Foster He still needs to jump out of a plane, once in a while She needs the job to stop when I get home, once in a while You bring what you bring I bring what I bring When we both work together, we can make it sing Once in a while Once in a while when you smile Puts me on that church camp bus, when we first became us Don’t wanna live, all by myself Sometimes it’s hard as hell, But I don’t know how to love anyone else She needs me to let her be herself, once in a while He needs me to understand who he is, once in a while Babe, our two boys need, need both you and me If we both work together, we can teach ‘em how to sing Once in a while Once in a while when you smile Puts me on that church camp bus, when we first became us Don’t wanna live, without your love It’s the sweetest gift we’re given And it comes from up above So babe, let’s rest in each others’ arms, once in a while Hold on while love makes a brand new start, once in a while Alamo Lounge Music/admin. by Kobalt (ASCAP) / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)
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DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY Marlena Fontenot / Mary Gauthier I met him at a bar right away I knew He didn’t want a girlfriend he had important things to do I fell for him, worked my way into into his dream I was 24 how could I know what that would mean? I signed up for this I shoulda’ known there would be pain I volunteered I really can’t complain Words fly by every single day But in the end I don’t know what to say Our life is small, there’s not much to explain Friends try to talk, but our conversations strained So I fix myself, find ways to carry on Tell myself I won’t be lonely long I signed up for this I shoulda’ known there would be pain I volunteered I really can’t complain Words fly by every single day But in the end I don’t know what to say When he gets up in the morning, I’m at the end of my day It’s an unwritten rule don’t worry them when they’re away So we talk about the kids, money and the holidays But in the end we don’t know what to say We signed up for this We shoulda’ known there would be pain We volunteered don’t as us to explain Words fly by every single day But in the end we don’t know what to say In the end we don’t know what to say Mary Gauthier Songs (ASCAP) / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)
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ROLLERCOASTER Andrea Ulm / Darden Smith Rollercoaster Up and down One day flying Then on the ground You're my angel My one true friend Even when those demons Come ‘round again Rollercoaster Our whole life You're my man And I’m your wife And I’m forever, always By your side On this rollercoaster ride You’re my rock When I’m alone I’ll be your lighthouse To bring you home When you feel like Running off the rails I will hold you My love won’t fail Rollercoaster Our whole life Day by day And night by night I’m forever By your side On this rollercoaster life Scare love, hate love, sad love, wait for the day Safe love, skin love, whole love, never go away Rollercoaster Our whole life I will hold you All through the night And forever By your side On our rollercoaster ride On this rollercoaster life On our rollercoaster ride Darden Smith Music (ASCAP) / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)
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HAPPINESS 03:05
HAPPINESS Katie Pawloski / Ashley Cleveland We got the boat, we got the net We throw our lines out in the inlet Happiness-that’s a fish Happiness-that’s a fish Blond hair, brown eyes On the water at sunrise Little girls, big smiles We’ll catch something after a while Cause happiness-that’s a fish Happiness-that’s a fish There ain’t no laundry, no cooking dinner There ain’t no carpool, there’s just the ranger There’s you and there’s me, Madison and Audrey Happiness Happiness Happiness-that’s a fish Happiness-that’s a fish Could be a redfish, could be a flounder Could be a shark, a twenty pounder Happiness-that’s a fish Happiness-that’s a fish Sole Sister Music (BMI) Admin by BMG/Chrysalis / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)

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