supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $1 USD  or more

     

lyrics

IRAQ
Brandy Davidson / Mary Gauthier

An army mechanic I worked with the boys
I worked on my back 5 tons and below
Torque wrenches and ratchets, multi-meters and scales
Grease on my hands grease in my hair grease on my clothes

It was so hard to see until it attacked
But my enemy wasn’t Iraq

Soldiers bartered and traded that’s the way our world worked
Trading favors for favors in the dark and the dirt
To get what I needed I had to pay
What I wouldn’t give they tried to take

It was so hard to see until it attacked
But my enemy wasn’t Iraq

I stood my ground I didn’t give in
I drew a line again and again
When fences were falling
When the wind kicked up dust
I looked to the sky and asked the Lord why I had no one to trust

It was so hard to see until it attacked
But my enemy wasn’t Iraq
A salute and a smile
A pat on the back
My enemy wasn’t Iraq

credits

from SW​:​S Retreat - May 2​-​5, 2014, released May 15, 2014
Mary Gauthier Songs (ASCAP) / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

SongwritingWith:Soldiers Austin, Texas

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.
... more

contact / help

Contact SongwritingWith:Soldiers

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

If you like SongwritingWith:Soldiers, you may also like: