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ILLUSTRATED MAN
Dustin Crites / Gary Nicholson / Darden Smith

Let me tell you a story
Written on my skin
Might help you understand
The shape I’m in
This one’s for my buddy
He’s gone as gone can be
Every time that I reach out
He’s right in front of me
This one’s for my love
On the inside of my arm
She’s my little geisha
Keeps me safe and warm

You might think I’m crazy
Might think I don’t have a plan
I’m just a decorated soldier
I’m an illustrated man

I got four letters on one hand
Four more on my right
Hit’em with love then hit’em with hope
When somebody wants to fight
I’ve got a few dark secrets
That won’t ever let me be
I put ‘em in the places
That very few can see
But baby if you love me
You can take a closer look
This ink is just a bookmark
Baby I’m an open book

You might think I’m crazy
Might think I don’t have a plan
I’m just a decorated soldier
I’m an illustrated man
Highly decorated soldier
I’m an illustrated man

© 2013 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music
© 2013 Darden Smith Music
© 2013 Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing/Gary Nicholson Music (ASCAP)

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from SW​:​S Retreat - April 26​-​28, 2013, released June 21, 2013

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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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