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Jamie Trent / Darden Smith

I was just a punk kid
Made a mess of my life
My dad said son
There are two roads
And the way it looks to me
You’re on the wrong one
So I signed on the line
Did a four year tour
My life has never been the same
Wound up in a hospital bed
Staring at the ceiling damned near dead
Trying to keep score in a losing game

So I try everyday
To walk a line a little more straight
Live according to a plan
That I can’t see
Though it was written just for me
The end is out of my hands

Cause from what I’ve seen
I can live a life so clean
Cling to the letter of the law
And still at the end of the day
It don’t matter what I say
It don’t matter what I did or what I saw
It’s all about living right
Try to turn a little bit towards the light
Love my family, love my friends
Cause the big man up above
Has got his hand on the pulse
Ain’t nobody knows when it’s gonna end

There’s always another snake in the grass
I could hunt down or just let it pass


from SW​​​:​​​S Retreat - August 23​-​25, 2013, released August 26, 2013
Darden Smith Music / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)


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