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Fabian Henry / Darden Smith

Son of a miner, but they closed the mine
Four generations but they broke the line
I joined the army get a job, get out of town
Learned to run and shoot and dive, I never felt so alive
Give it all for my brothers to the left to the right
Just like my father those years underground
I could hear him saying son come home
You don’t have to be alone

In the calling in the darkness
Find a better way
Can you hear it, do not fear it
The calling

Easter Sunday it all went to hell
Two men died that day and I’m here to tell
It was partly my fault, the guilt took my spirit, took my soul
I hit rock bottom thought I’d lost it all
But in that moment, staring at the wall
The shame, the anger, the drugs I just let it all go
Santa Maria calling me home
I knew I was not alone anymore

She was calling in the darkness
To show me a better way
I could hear it, I did not fear it
The calling

So, when I’m triggered and I’m out of my mind
Needing space, needing time
Know that I’m just trying to rise above
The pain that lingers still
Cause I’m scared that it always will be here
So, hold me, fold me in your love
Know your voice guides me home
Telling me I’m not alone

I can hear you calling in the darkness
I can see a better way
I can hear it, I do not fear it
When you’re calling in the darkness
I see a better way
I can hear it, I do not fear it
The calling
It’s the calling
Oh I hear ya calling, calling, calling

© 2018 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / Darden Smith Music (ASCAP)


from SW​:​S Retreat October 2018, released November 11, 2018


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