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RIFLES AND ROSARY BEADS
Joe Costello / Mary Gauthier

Rifles and Rosary Beads
We hold on to what we need
Vicodin morphine dreams
Rifles and Rosary Beads

Howling sunset bombs
In a stranger’s memory
Yellow smoke orange haze
It’s all coming back to me

Rifles and Rosary Beads
We hold on to what we need
Vicodin morphine dreams
Rifles and Rosary Beads

White knuckles wrapped around
Blackness that has no sound
Bombed out schools and homes
Kids crying in streets alone

Rifles and Rosary Beads
We hold on to what we need
Vicodin morphine dreams
Rifles and Rosary Beads

The mirror frightens me
I walk past try not to see
The stranger with blood on his hands
Brother I’m not that man

Rifles and Rosary Beads
We hold on to what we need
Vicodin morphine dreams
Rifles and Rosary Beads

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from SW​:​S Retreat - November 2014, released December 31, 2014

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Founded by Austin, Texas singer-songwriter Darden Smith, SongwritingWith:Soldiers is a non-profit 501c (3) organization. Our mission is to assist in the emotional healing process of both active duty U.S. soldiers and veterans through collaborative songwriting. ... more

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