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SAN ANTONE

Gregg Drozda / Will Kimbrough

You know they serve with honor
And you know they serve with pride
But you’ll never know the demons
Some keep bottled up deep inside

On a red eye bound for Denver, up from San Antone
The flight wasn’t full, I figured I might get to sit alone
When a soldier in desert camouflage came walking through the aisle
I caught her eye, gave her a nod, greeted her with a smile

I see by your insignia you’re with the 1st Cavalry
Thank you for your service, I’d be honored if you’d join me
Well she obliged, sat herself down and we began to talk
Found out she was a medic, Afghanistan and Iraq

I learned she was Native American, Pima from Arizona
She was on emergency leave, I asked her where she was going
She was on her way to Tacoma to deliver the eulogy
At the funeral of her closest friend who died so tragically

Her best friend was a Navajo, a combat medic too
And she told me about their service, some of what they’d been through
Tears welled up in her eyes as she fought to hold her emotions back
As I learned about their tours, Afghanistan and Iraq

With Christmas just mere weeks away, this loss takes a heavy toll
There’s a daddy and two little ones she’ll try to console
The soldier, the friend, the mom they knew, her husband’s loving wife
What demons deep inside her made her take her own life?

When you see them as you’re traveling, please tell them that you care
Thank them for their service, maybe offer them a prayer
If you know someone who’s haunted by demons from their war
Please help them get the help they need
So they won’t have to hurt no more

You know they serve with honor
And you know they serve with pride
But you’ll never know the demons
Some keep locked up deep inside

Yeah ya never know the demons
Some keep locked up deep inside

© 2018 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Will Kimbrough Music (BMI)

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from SW​:​S Retreat October 2018, released November 11, 2018

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