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OUR WHOLE FAMILY SERVES
Marie Lewis / Mary Gauthier

Thanksgiving, Birthdays, New Years, Christmas
Hospitals, braces, 6 towns in 4 years
Bone marrow, blood tests, PET scans, and discount stores
My kids need their daddy, when he comes home, it’s halfway
His head full of horrors and there’s nothing he can say
There aren’t any words for the battles in this kind of war

He serves for me I serve for him
We serve for love not patriotism
Puts food on our table, it’s a job, we all work
Our whole family serves

When he’s gone my daughter is my right hand, my main man
Me and the kids alone here without him
There’s nights when I go in the bathroom and lay on the floor
I cry and release it, I find something deeper
Come through it stronger, my man is a keeper
I picture his face when I think can’t take any more

He serves for me and I serve for him
We serve for love not patriotism
Puts food on our table, it’s a job, we all work
Our whole family serves

3 years and 6 days, he counts down while we wait
Like prisoners scratching off time on a cold slate
With a smile on his face he holds up his head and he’s brave
Silence and secrets, keep us our clearance
We can’t talk to no one, we can’t talk about it
I hope when we get to the end there’s something to save

He serves for me and I serve for him
We serve for love not patriotism
It puts food on our table, it’s a job, we all work
Our whole family serves

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from SW​:​S Retreat - August 19​-​21, 2014, released November 4, 2014

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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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