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Roseann Robichaud / Mary Gauthier

Kansas City nineteen sixty eight
I was a farmer’s daughter on the road alone
I knew I had to go, and so I went
I was nineteen and out there on my own

Big brown eyes, a Kennedy smile
My whole life changed when he walked in the room
My sweetheart my first and only love
From the first time I saw him I knew

But the enemy visits us at night
When he screams in his room it makes me cry
There’s an enemy embedded in his head
The war lives on in both of our beds

He signed up for Nam in sixty-eight
He thought his bars and wings would keep us safe
He came home with the fifty-yard stare
The flyboy that I fell for wasn’t there

And the enemy visits us at night
When he screams in his room it makes me cry
There’s an enemy embedded in his head
The war lives on in both of our beds

You’d think after 50 years it would recede
After all that time there’d be no more blood to bleed
You’d think there’d be no more tears to cry
But the enemy still visits us at night

Yeah the enemy visits us at night
When he screams in his room it makes me cry
There’s an enemy embedded in his head
And the war lives on in both of our beds

Mary Gauthier Songs (ASCAP) / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)

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from SW​:​S Retreat November CO 2017, released January 13, 2018

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Founded by Austin, Texas singer-songwriter Darden Smith and Mary Judd, SongwritingWith:Soldiers is a non-profit 501c (3) organization.

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