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Roni Coppock / Steven Coppock / Jay Clementi

I’m just a wife and a mom
Feeling empty and alone
I’m in a room full of people
But when half of me is gone
So far away
I wear a fake smile on my face

Glad they can’t see what’s going on with me
Right now, I’ll take their sympathy
I’m just not all here
When He’s over there

I just wanna go home I don’t know why
I wanna get back in my bed curl up and cry
But I stay and try to laugh with them
Then drive home to tuck the kids in bed
And try not to drink
Then Tear another link
Off the Paper Chain

They’re just little strips of paper
Taped into chain links
A countdown calendar
Completely synched
To all our hearts
Counting the days… still most days

I wanna go home I don’t know why
Just get back in bed curl up and cry
I wonder if I’ll laugh again
After I tuck the kids in bed
And try not to drink
Tear another link
Off the Paper Chain

Last night he called and asked how many were left
I want to take that single mom weight off your chest
Honey I’m sorry I’m not there
But I’m one day closer to you

I just wanna come home & be by your side
Curl up in our bed just you and I
Fit back into our life again
Help out and tuck the kids in bed
So you don’t have to think
About tearing another link
Off the paper chain

Those years are gone but we’re together and doing well
As for that ole paper chain it can, can go straight to hell

© 2019 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Sony ATV Cross Keys (ASCAP)


from SW​:​S Retreat February VA 2019, released March 5, 2019


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