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FUNERAL DETAIL
A.J. Merrifield / Gary Nicholson

I’m the one who hands the flag to the family
One last reminder of everything they’ve lost
We all pledge allegiance to
The red, white, and blue
And honor the ones that paid the cost

I can’t let a tear reveal
The sadness that I feel
I just say the words I know are not enough
We just hear Taps play
Salute and walk away
They’re gone without the one they love

I’m the one who hands the flag to the family
A symbol of the sacrifice they’ve seen
I take away the hope they’ve held on to
That maybe it’s all a bad dream
Some bring it home and place it on the mantle
Some just want to hide it away
I just hide how I feel and make that same speech
Knowing there’s nothing I can say

I’m the one that hands the flag to the family
Their eyes will haunt me always
I’m just a soldier on a funeral detail
With a speech and nothing I can say
I’m just a soldier on a funeral detail
With a speech and nothing I can say

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from SW​:​S Retreat - April 26​-​28, 2013, released June 21, 2013
© 2013 Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing/Gary Nicholson 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.

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