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Letter At the Wall
James Yockey / Darden Smith / Mary Gauthier

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In ’68 a Marine, wild eyed and green
I’d never seen a human die
I lost friends, I lost faith, I lost hope, and I lost grace
As I watched the endless bullets fly

I wrote a letter at the wall
To my friends that I watched fall
Said I can’t carry it no more
The guilt inside of me I had to set it free
Forgiveness is what I’m looking for
I wrote it all in my letter at the wall

I came home I couldn’t cry, I kept it all locked inside
My father and his father did it too
Like so many men, leaves blowing in the wind
It’s the luck of the draw that pulled us through

I wrote a letter at the wall
To my friends that I watched fall
Said I can’t carry it no more
The guilt inside of me I had to set it free
Forgiveness is what I’m looking for
I wrote it all in my letter at the wall

Prisoners of war, we are all prisoners of war
We fight and we fight but what are we fighting for?
Wrote what I had to say, I turned and walked away
The tears came down till they couldn’t come down no more
I wrote it all in my letter at the wall

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from SW​:​S Retreat September Nashville, TN 2019, released November 10, 2019
© 2019 Mary Gauthier Songs (ASCAP) / Darden Smith Music (ASCAP)
/ SongwritingWith:Soldiers (ASCAP)

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