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ALL I LEAVE BEHIND
Marty Dinan / Darden Smith

I’ve got pocketfuls of medals
Buckets full of pride
Bosnia to Baghdad, Tikrit to Kandahar
I did that ride
I was always looking out
For my brothers to the right and the left
I forgot to take care of the ones I care about the most
Whose love I carry in my chest

All I leave
All I leave behind
All I didn’t take care of back home
Weighs upon my mind
My wife and my children
Stand the test of time
How will ever I make up
For lost time
How will I ever get back
All I leave behind

So boys, I’m sorry
I put you second in line
I came home angry, confused
And took it out on you most the time
I’m sorry for all the birthdays and holidays
Everything I missed
I’m sorry for all the late nights I didn’t give
That goodnight kiss

All I leave
All I leave behind
All I didn’t take care of back home
Weighs upon my mind
You’re still my children
Till the end of time
How ‘bout we try to make up
For lost time
Even though we will never get back
All we leave behind

My love please forgive me for all the years
You kept the home fires burning when I wasn’t there to dry your tears
A thousand tomorrows all in a line
You will never be the one I leave behind

All I leave
All I leave behind
All I didn’t take care of back home
Weighs upon my mind
All that I fight for
At the risk of dying
I just want to make up
For lost time
Even though I will never get back
All I leave behind

© 2016 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music / Darden Smith Music (ASCAP)

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from SW​:​S Retreat - October 2016, released November 29, 2016

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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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