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Bill Keyes / Sam Spitzer / Greg Trooper

When you’re in country
You got a job to do
Maybe right or wrong
But it’s not up to you
Sometimes put a friend
On the freedom bird
Sometimes light a match
Watch a village burn

When you’re in country
Just get through the day
One false move
Could blow your ass away
I saw a brother fall
And to my surprise
My very first thought
Better you than I

When you’re in country
And you gotta go
Bring fallen brothers in
So they can send them home
For the very first time
In your very young life
You got to stare into
A dead man’s eyes

Nobody knows, nobody sees
What it’s like my friend
To be in country

Some find hope
I know it’s hard to believe
Some score dope
Some never want to leave
Whatever it is
Whoever you might be
You’re never the same
Once you’re in country


from SW​:​S Retreat - December 16​-​17, 2013, released May 16, 2014
52 Shakes Music (BMI) / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)


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