We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    All purchases are tax-deductible donations to SongritingWith:Soldiers and go directly toward funding our retreats, which pair professional songwriters with military veterans struggling with the consequences of war. These songs are their stories.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD  or more



Winni Smith / Darden Smith

Here I am in colors beyond imagination
Red for the blood I’ve shed
Blue for the tears running down
Brown for my earthly connections
Black for the darkness that surrounds me
Through it all
Here I stand
Here I am

Here I am through all their smoke filled lies
Like wipe your face, stand firm, it didn’t hurt
You didn’t see that don’t cry
They’d say you’re in the military now don’t go embarrassing the brass
Get your head back up
Well I say you can kiss my ass
Cause I am strong
Here I stand
Here I am

I’ve lost my sisters and brothers
I’m not gonna let it bring me down
Cause here I stand here before you
To tell you what’s true
I stand here for me
And I stand for them too

Yes here I am full of desire, hope and courage
Affection, innocence, pride and peace
I didn’t think I would ever get here
I didn’t think I would rise above
But in the darkness I remembered
I remembered love
Yeah baby, here I am
Take a deep breath
Let it out
Yes baby here I am
Boldly stand before you, here I am
Finally, finally, finally, here I am
Here I am…


from SW​:​S Retreat - April 26​-​28, 2013, released June 21, 2013
Darden Smith / Winni Smith


all rights reserved



SongwritingWith:Soldiers Nashville, Tennessee

SongwritingWith:Soldiers is a non-profit 501c (3) organization.

Our Mission: We transform lives by using collaborative songwriting to expand creativity, connections, and strengths.

contact / help

Contact SongwritingWith:Soldiers

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this track or account

If you like SongwritingWith:Soldiers, you may also like: