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Mike McBroom / Darden Smith

Straw man
A house on shifting sand
Straw man
The wind scatters you
Scatters you
Across this land

An ember a match
And the tinder would catch
And light up this little boy’s night
I didn’t run I couldn’t fight
It didn’t matter wrong or right
The straw man never learned
I’d just let that straw man burn

Straw man
A house on shifting sand
Straw man
The wind scatters you
Scatters you
Across this land

The rage and the fear
You showed me so clear
The right and the wrong way to love
And the devil that we hold
Ain’t a devil we control
Till we look the devil in the eye
And see that straw man inside

Straw man
A house on shifting sand
Straw man
The wind scatters you
Scatters you
Across this land

The smoke is cleared
What am I to do
How long shall I carry you
Put down these ashes
Pick up a brand new fire
And walk away
Yeah walk away
I’m going walk away
Just walk away
From the

Straw man
And the house on shifting sand
Straw man
Let the wind scatter you
Scatter you
All across this land
Scatter you
Just let the wind scatter you
All across this land


© 2017 Darden Smith / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)

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from SW​:​S Retreat August 2017, released September 6, 2017

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Founded by Austin, Texas singer-songwriter Darden Smith and Mary Judd, SongwritingWith:Soldiers is a non-profit 501c (3) organization.

Our Mission: We transform lives by using collaborative songwriting to expand creativity, connections, and strengths.
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