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THE GOOD WAR
Rudyard Edick / Darden Smith

My father was a military man
The second World War was easy to understand
Easy to tell wrong from right
His war was black and white
But when I joined in 1983
The reasons for fighting were harder to see
But I wanted to be like my dad
Military man for good not bad

I wanted to fight the good war
Make sure that what I was fighting for
Was real and bold
And let the truth be told
When I reached that other shore
I wanted to look back and know
I fought the good war

When I served I saw things I could not figure out
My mind filled with questions, I started to doubt
I started to see
It wasn't all about democracy

I want to fight the good war
Make sure that what I am fighting for
Is real and bold
And let the truth be told
When I reach that other shore
I want to look back and know
I fought the good war

32 years is a long, long time
I'm a military man but now I find
I got a conflict with conflict
I want to be a man of peace
Stop all suffering
In war no one wins

So I fight the good war
I believe there's something more
A purpose so bold
It puts wings upon my soul
It takes me to that other shore
Right now I know
I fight the good war
I’m gonna fight the good war
Fight the good war

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from SW​:​S Retreat - October 2015, released December 17, 2015
© 2015 Darden Smith Music / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music

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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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