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Anni Barrett / Mary Gauthier

I was 17 when I first went in
I was called to serve my fellow men
It’s my destiny I was born to be
A soldier in the infantry

I went thru basic then I went to school
To be a chaplain’s assistant they taught me the tools
I was just a girl, with sergeants over me
A soldier in the infantry

I didn’t see it coming
I didn’t say a word
For 30 years I just did my work
I closed my eyes I tried not to see
A soldier in the infantry

I loved a man but he lied to me
He hid a wife and a family
I left him crying back in ‘83
I am a soldier in the infantry

When my mind goes quiet
Ghosts float in
I can’t stop it from happening again
I try to keep moving but I can’t break free
I am still a soldier in the infantry

That’s what I am, it’s what I’ll always be
I’m a soldier in the infantry


from SW​:​S Retreat - November 2014, released December 31, 2014


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