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Scott McRae / Darden Smith

The wife, the kids
The white picket fence
From where I come from
That’s what made sense
I did my time overseas
But I’m thinking maybe
It was what I saw when I came home
That made me so crazy

Losing the dream
Losing the dream
They didn’t tell me
About losing the dream

I went to war one man
Came home another
Loved the bottle
Just like a brother
Saw the white picket fence
Just disappear
I remember when my wife and my kids
Were still living here

I lost that dream
I lost that dream
The soldier, the father, the husband
American Dream

So I got dark I hit bottom
Saw I had to change my ways
Talk about nightmares brother I’ve got ‘em
But now I see brighter days
And I’m slowly rebuilding that old picket fence
The man I am now is finally starting to make sense

Of a new dream
Got a new dream
Now I believe
In a brand new dream

Got a new dream
Got a new dream
I know what it means to believe
In The Dream


from SW​:​S Retreat - October 26​-​28, 2012, released June 22, 2013
© 2012 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music / Darden Smith Music (ASCAP)


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