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Tom Gilmore / Peter Nardolillo / Darden Smith

Tom goes down to the wall
But he can’t face the names
So many have heard the call
It’s a damn shame
It feels like it was yesterday
They took our youth away
Where would they all be today

Every soldier has a story
He lives it day to day
It never goes away
The pain is here to stay
Every soldier has a story
And every soldier’s story is the same

People say that was years ago
Man forget about it
But that’s what brought these tears you know
The man needs to talk about it
It’s like it happened yesterday
Who’s gonna listen to what he has to say
It ain’t the damned VA

Tom could be Pete
Pete could be Bob
Bob could be anyone
The stories are the same
Ends with different names
What if it was your son
Or your brother, or your father
Or your sister, or your mother
It could be anyone


from SW​:​S Retreat - December 16​-​17, 2013, released May 16, 2014
Darden Smith Music / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)


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