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Nikki Shaw / Beth Nielsen Chapman

People say this is somebody else’s war
So much at stake ~that’s what I signed up for
What I gave there’s not much measure for
But I’m alright

When we were kids I had a vision for where I’d go
We loved that flag I’d play with my GI Joe
lAnd little sister you’d tag along
And always have to keep me in your sight

When I left that day it was to keep you safe
You cried and cried
You didn’t know why
And you held me tight
As I walked out the door
To somebody else’s war

Then I heard you joined up just like me
My heart was broken as it could be
I love my country from sea to shining sea
But I love you more

When you left that day I couldn’t keep you safe
I cried and cried
And I knew why
To let you fly
Made it’s so much more
Than somebody else’s war

bridge: they can’t have you
they can’t have you
I went so you
would not have to.....

I could have stopped you
But the choice was yours
I had your back, talked you through that tour
And now that you are home
I’m alright
You’re alright
The war goes on
But we’re alright


from SW​​:​​S Retreat - August 23​-​25, 2013, released August 26, 2013
Beth Nielsen Chapman / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)


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