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I LOVED MY DAD
Rudyard Edik / Mary Gauthier

I wanted to be a minister when I was a younger man
But my parents lost their jobs so I had a change of plans
Air force paid for college, then active duty in Japan
But I don’t believe in violence, I am a peaceful man

My father taught me honesty he was an honest soul
Family was everything it was honor over gold
God’s on the side of love, love is good war is bad
I dunno much about much, I just know I loved my dad

My father was a soldier, now I’m a soldier too
Service made my father proud and that’s what I wanted to do
Even when a war is wrong, service is always right
But violence begets violence, and fighting begets fight

My father taught me honesty he was an honest soul
Family was everything it was honor over gold
God’s on the side of love, love is good and war is bad
I dunno much about much, I just know I loved my dad

I stayed in to be of service it was a job with dignity
It wasn’t about justice or keeping our country free
Unholy wars have holiness, in the sacrifices shown
I wanted to be a minister, back when I left home

My father taught me honesty he was an honest soul
Family was everything it was honor over gold
God’s on the side of love, love is good and war is bad
I dunno much about much, I just know I loved my dad

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from SW​:​S Retreat - October 2015, released December 17, 2015
© 2015 Mary Gauthier Songs / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)

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