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FOR THE SAKE OF MY VOICE
Rhonda Sutton / Ashley Cleveland

I said I ain’t gonna go outside today
Not for the army, not for my country
Not for nobody

I said I’m gonna shut my door and leave it that way
And you won’t see me
Or steal my words from me

I was looking for justice and I wound up sick
I was looking for honor and got politics
I was looking for a reason and I found my truth
In the face of my boy, in the sound of my voice
In a friend called Winni and a dog named Zeus

And when the rug was pulled out from under me
And putting on a show got to be too heavy
Because my enemy wore the same uniform as me
I had to open my eyes and find another way to see

So I pulled back the curtain and the sun shone through
On the face of my boy, on the sound of my voice
On my friend called Winni and a dog named Zeus

Now I am able to get up out of that bed
Now I am able to claim my respect
Now I am able to mean what I’ve said
No matter who’s in charge

I’m gonna take this shame and hand it right back to you
For the sake of my boy, for the sound of my voice
For my friend called Winni and my dog named Zeus

For the sake of my voice and my dog named Zeus

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from SW​:​S Retreat - May 2​-​5, 2014, released May 15, 2014
Sole Sister Music (BMI) / 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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