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HERE I AM
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

(Spoken)
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…

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

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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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