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Jay Clementi / Zaak & Marlena Thibodeaux

Jay Clementi / Zaak & Marlena Thibodeaux

173rd airborne combat brigade
Bad assed hard headed American made
We’d sing “take it outside” gearing up for a fight
Lived for raining hell, brothers side by side

We were good buddies Glende and me
Said don’t be a hero unless you need to be
He inspired us all with his wit and his strength
His patriotism and that smile on his face we were

Sky Soldiers yeah living for this ride with our brothers
Held each other’s lives on our shoulders
We were Sky Soldiers

July 27th 2012
A firefight turned into real living hell
Glende was trying to rescue Moss
Gonna save his brother no matter the cost

But mortars are evil have a will of their own
And one sent Glende on a hero flight home
I carried him to that bird and held his hand
And cried as that hawk left Afghanistan

Sky Soldiers living for this ride with our brothers
Held each other’s lives on our shoulders
Sky Soldiers

Well I struggle with faith and I rage and scream
How could he take such a dear friend to me
And I wish I could say that I believe
I don’t pray to god I pray to Glende

We were Sky soldiers
We never questioned how far
Had the depth fate to go as far as needed
And the will and the strength to never be defeated

Sky Soldiers living yeah for this ride with our brothers
We held each other’s lives on our shoulders
Sky Soldiers

Yeah oh we were Sky Soldiers

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from SW​:​S Retreat March 2018, released April 13, 2018

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