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BATTLE BUDDIES
Stacy Pearsall / Katie Robinson / Darden Smith / Greg Trooper

In a land of sand and oil cans
Me and Katie would stand with any man
We’d crack a joke or lend a helping hand
Everywhere that we went
From a mission to the defac tent
Chaos was our most loyal friend

Battle buddy, We’re alive
Love and laughter brought us to the other side
Carry me and I’ll carry you
Together we can make it through
Battle buddies to the end

We could make the Chaplain blush
Give an FNG a rush
Or calm each other with a tender touch
But most of all sisters in Arms
Under bullet fire and exploding bombs
We were each other’s lucky charms

I damn near broke my neck for one
Then they shot off Katie’s fucking thumb
Sent us home and said thank you’re on your own
When my back’s against the wall
You’re the first number that I call
Because we’re battle buddies ‘til the end

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from SW​​:​​S Retreat - August 23​-​25, 2013, released August 26, 2013
52 Shakes Music (BMI) / Darden Smith Music / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)

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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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