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 songs are their stories.
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Track Name: THAT’S WHAT GETS ME THROUGH
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)
Track Name: SUPERMAN
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)
Track Name: JUST A MOMENT
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)
Track Name: SECRETOS
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)
Track Name: IN THE WATER WITH YOU
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)
Track Name: ALBUQUERQUE
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)
Track Name: YOU’RE THE STORM
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)
Track Name: ONCE IN A WHILE
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)
Track Name: DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY
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)
Track Name: ROLLERCOASTER
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)
Track Name: HAPPINESS
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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