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SURVIVOR’S GUILT
Curt Vincent / James House

Joined the army at seventeen
Didn’t know nothing if you know what I mean
Followed their orders did what I was told
Never thought I’d live to see thirty years old

If they needed somebody I’d raise my hand
But I was too young for Vietnam
Being a soldier in a time of peace
Gets a little tough for your conscious to ease

I was ready and willing to go
I even filled out my will
Here I am, I’m back home
Living with survivor’s guilt

Well you fight as you train
And you train as you fight
I didn’t run I didn’t hide
Some say I’m lucky I don’t think I am
Somehow it made feel less of a man

I was ready and willing to go
I even filled out my will
Here I am, I’m back home
Living with survivor’s guilt

I know it ain’t my fault
Still it sticks in my craw
I did what I was told to do
Just the luck of the draw

At the VFW on a bar stool
I hear their stories and I feel like a fool
I hope this time they don’t call on me
When they do I just have to leave

I was ready and willing to go
I even filled out my will
Here I am, I’m back home
Survivor’s guilt
Survivor’s guilt

© 2016 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Go With A River Publishing (BMI)

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from SW​:​S Retreat - October 2016, released November 29, 2016

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