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Winni Smith / Darden Smith

I’ve never heard a freedom song
But I’ve heard the songs of a soldier
The tapping of his feet
On slap boards like a drum
A soldier who has no freedom
I’ve never heard the freedom songs
But I’ve hear the songs of my people
The soldier marching
The one whose soul
Has been played like a banjo

Still I never heard a freedom song
But yet I heard the cries
In the silver rain
I’ve heard his pain
And when I ask what’s wrong
He says a soldier has no song

If you hear a freedom song
If you hear them marching
Know that it’s a soldier
Whose soul
Has been played like a banjo


from SW​:​S Retreat - April 26​-​28, 2013, released June 21, 2013


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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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