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STUFF THEY MAKE YOU DO
Karl Mulling / Gary Nicholson

Stuff they make you do so you never want to do that again
What they put you through for cuttin’ loose with your friends
Might seem like a good idea at the time
But the punishment is always worse than the crime
Stuff they make you do so you never want to do that again

We were drunk and loud having too much fun
Doing what we knew we should have never done
Shooting bottle rockets at alpha company
They made me crawl across the field on my hands and knees
Throwing water balloons off the third floor
Shooting up the barracks with paintball wars
Running up and down the hills all day long
Do an obstacle course with a gas mask on

Stuff they make you do so you never want to do that again
What they put you through for cuttin’ loose with your friends
Might seem like a good idea at the time
But the punishment is always worse than the crime
Stuff they make you do so you never want to do that again

Knocked down to PFC for not saluting
Had clean the latrine doing extra duty
Dig a hole in the ground to spend the night in
Fill it up next morning like it’s never been
Get in full battle rattle ruck ten miles
Eat dirt all day and come up with smile
You know they’re only trying to thicken your skin
Cause survival depends on the shape you’re in

Stuff they make you do so you never want to do that again
What they put you through for cuttin’ loose with your friends
Might seem like a good idea at the time
But the punishment is always worse than the crime
Stuff they make you do so you never want to do that again

The ones you trust are the ones that push you hard
They show you how it’s gonna be when you’re out in the real war

Stuff they make you do so you never want to do that again
What they put you through for cuttin’ loose with your friends
Might seem like a good idea at the time
But the punishment is always worse than the crime
Stuff they make you do so you never want to do that again

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from SW​:​S Retreat - September 2015, released November 5, 2015
© 2015 Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing/Gary Nicholson Music (ASCAP)

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