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THE ARMY MADE ME A MAN
Dan Kosic / Darden Smith

I was born in 1923
I joined up at 18
D-Day plus 3 I landed on
The beaches of Normandy
I drove trucks I drove tanks I drove anything
That had a wheel or a track
I gave 22 years of my life
And I wouldn’t take anything back, cause

The army made me a man, boys
The army made me a man
The good lord kept me safe but
The army made me a man, boys
The army made me a man

I went to Paris, I went to Berlin
I saw a bit of the world
Frankfurt, Metz, and Nancy, yeah
That’s not just the name of a girl
Korea now that was a hell of a war
You couldn’t tell bad from the good
I saw plenty I’d rather not say
But I’d do it all again if I could, cause

The army made me a man, boys
The army made me a man
The good lord kept me safe but
The army made me a man, boys
The army made me a man

I miss my brothers
Who’ve gone on before
One day I will see them again
Because once in the army
Always in the army
It’s a company of men
A company of men

The army made me a man, boys
The army made me a man
The good lord he’s looking down on me
Cause the army made me a man, boys
The army made me a man

© 2016 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music / Darden Smith Music (ASCAP)

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from SW​:​S Retreat - November 2016, released January 31, 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.

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