Sometimes The Pain Keeps Me Alive

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SOMETIMES THE PAIN KEEPS ME ALIVE
Ed McCormick / Marshall Crenshaw / Darden Smith

I’ve got this feeling under my skin
I dream the same dreams again and again
I keep on talking, talking, talking to the wall
For no good reason, no reason at all
I want to tell you, I wish that you could
Just try to hear me, I wish that you would
I don’t want to scare you away
So for now, let me put it this way

Sometimes the pain keeps you alive
Sometimes the pain is what gives you drive

My heart's racing, my mind's in a rage
I'm in a battle, I can't disengage
I've seen too much
I know too much
I've got a darkness you just can't touch
I lived the dream but the dream is gone
These things push me on

Sometimes the pain keeps you alive

Nobody’s chasing me but still I run
I miss my buddies I miss my gun
I miss the target got nowhere to aim
I feel lost in the everyday game
I want to tell you, want to tell the truth
I stand before you the living proof
What happens when men get used
I walk around like a lit fuse

Sometimes the pain keeps you alive
Sometimes the pain is what gives you drive

My heart's racing, my mind's in a rage
I'm in a battle, I can't disengage
I've seen too much
I know too much
I've got a darkness you just can't touch
I lived the dream but the dream is gone
These things push me on

Sometimes the pain keeps you alive
Sometimes the pain keeps you alive

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from SW​:​S Retreat - November 2014, released December 31, 2014
Marshall Crenshaw / Darden Smith / Ed McCormick

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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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