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Meghan Counihan / Britney Pfad / Mary Gauthier / Georgia Middleman

War ripped my baby from my breast
Now my name and rank cover my chest
23 hours and I never slept
23 hours I flew and wept
70 lb pack, plus you on my back
Spilled my blood on the road, man I carried our load
Kept you in my view, I’d die for you
So hey, ain’t I a brother too?

I wiped my face, changed my soaking bra
Told my body not feel at all
A woman’s body ain’t like a man’s
It won’t go numb on our command
Blood blistered feet, black and blue
I slid inside my blood-filled boots
If that ain’t duty what must I do
To prove that I’m a brother too?

It’s okay to cry, that’s what you say
But if I do I’m damned anyway
So I learn to cry without a sound
Cause I’m afraid you’ll put me down

You broke my heart on Veteran’s Day
Don’t you understand those words you say
You raised a flag for the men who served
What about the women, what do we deserve
I was just like you when the bullets flew
I had your back and you had mine too
Brothers in arms, your sisters covered you
Don’t that make me a brother too?

Say it for me, say it for you
Hey brother, I’m a brother too


from SW​:​S Retreat - May 2​-​5, 2014, released May 15, 2014
Middle Girl Music (ASCAP) / Mary Gauthier Songs (ASCAP) / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)


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