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Preparing to Die
Amy Otzel / Mary Gauthier

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I was sitting in the front seat, on the passenger side
In a truck on some road in Iraq as the day turned to night
The soldier next to me she was too young to know
We were at the beginning but close end of the road

The convoy stood still, as night became day
The trucks hadn’t moved, we were stuck and unsafe
On the edge of existence in a war-zone so far from home
I was trapped in a truck on an IED daisy-chained road

I wanna know what it’s like to be somebody’s wife
I wanna have kids watch ‘em grow up and thrive
I wanna live and quit preparing to die
I wanna live and quit preparing to die

Villagers crouching behind razor wire by the road
I didn’t know if they were friendly or foe
I couldn't look, I couldn’t let myself care
Who I once was blew away in the sand and the air

I wanna know what it’s like to be somebody’s wife
I wanna have kids watch them all grow up and thrive
I wanna live and quit preparing to die
I wanna live and quit preparing to die

© 2019 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Mary Gauthier Songs (ASCAP)

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from SW​:​S Retreat November 2019 Rensselaerville, NY, released December 28, 2019
© 2019 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Mary Gauthier Songs (ASCAP)

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