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HANDS
Brian Gardy / Joe Lydon / Jay Clementi

I'm a 22 year-old cavalry scout
Up in the gun on 50 cal
A car ran the checkpoint the only thing to do
Was just like we were trained, shout, show then shoot
But a bullet has a mind of its own
In an instant an innocent little boy was gone
And here I am, here I am
With blood on my hands

I'm a 51 year-old combat MP
Thought I'd just about seen everything
Till I arrived at the carnage there was so damned much blood
I didn't recognize the kid that I covered up
Then somebody said that was Pig Pen
That Missouri country boy that was my good friend
And here I am, here I am
With blood on my hands

I can tell you all about it standing right here
You can even sigh and nod your head, you might even shed a tear
But you just can't understand,
‘Til you’ve had blood on your hands

Wars pass on just like my best friends
But the battle still rages inside my head
And here I am, here I am
With blood on my hands

I can tell you all about it standing right here
You can sigh and nod your head, you might even shed a tear
But you just can't understand,
‘Til you’ve had blood on your hands
Blood on your hands

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from SW​:​S Retreat - December 16​-​17, 2013, released May 16, 2014
Warner Chappell / 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.

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