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A YEAR AND A DAY
James Ritchie / David Forman / Ashley Cleveland

In the morning when I wake up
I can see the rising light
But I step into the darkness
In the cold and windy night

I am looking for repentance
When I hear the pine trees say
We have handed down your sentence
Of a year and a day
A year and a day

A year and a day
A year and a day
Say goodbye
You're going away

I went down to the livery
With my papers in my hand
He said son what can you give me
I said everything I am

There is nothing I would hold back
I am not long for this world
Cause the only love that's left to me
Is for my baby girl

He said I took your newborn baby
And I sold her soul away
And I pledged her to the ferryman
For a year and a day
A year and a day

For a year and a day
A year and a day
Say goodbye
She's going away

I came to the lake of fire
I was ready for to die
When like an angel choir
I could hear my baby cry

In my moment of redemption
There was light and I could see
I had come to save my daughter
But she wound up saving me

A year and a day
A year and a day
So it goes
And so I pray

A year and a day
A day and a year
Is all it took
To bring us here

© 2016 David Forman Music / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Sole Sister Music (BMI)

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from SW​:​S Retreat - November 2016, released January 31, 2017

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Founded by Austin, Texas singer-songwriter Darden Smith and Mary Judd, SongwritingWith:Soldiers is a non-profit 501c (3) organization.

Our Mission: We transform lives by using collaborative songwriting to expand creativity, connections, and strengths.
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