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ARMY OF ONE
Lisa Geartz / Terry Radigan

Momma was an 18-year-old runaway
Daddy was trucking down the A1A
With a beer in his hand driving with his knees
Saw her long black hair
Blowing in the breeze
Blowing in the breeze

It was a one-day stand written in the stars
Two sweaty kids in the back of that car
Accidentally stumbling on destiny
Cause I - yes I -
I was meant to be
I was meant to be

And from that day on I was on my own
Daddy built houses but we never had a home
Every day was living in a little war zone
I was fighting those battles all alone
Nowhere to go nowhere to run
So I became an army of one
I became an army of one

I learned to tie my shoes - dry my tears
Make my supper - disappear
Cut my hair - clean my clothes
Get myself off to school
Hoping nobody would know
Hoping nobody would know

That I was signing momma’s name to permission slips
Cause it was hard to catch her in between sips
Daddy’s always working he never had time
He was too busy with those little white lines
With those little white lines

And from day one I was on my own
Daddy built houses but we never had a home
Every day was living in a little war zone
I was fighting those battles all alone
Nowhere to go nowhere to run
So I became an army of one
I became an army of one

I was looking for the family I never had
Uncle Sam seemed like he’d be a pretty good dad
Tell me where to go tell me what to do
And for the first time in my life I’d have a curfew

Brothers and sisters who had my back
The first time I knew peace was in Iraq
And I met someone who felt like home
Who fought my battles
Like they were his own
Like they were his own

I didn’t have to go I didn’t have to run
I didn’t have to be an army of one
I didn’t have to be an army of one
I didn’t have to be an army of one

© 2016 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music / Catherine the Great 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.

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