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THE POSITIVE SIDE
Bob Naimo / Darden Smith

I was there in the Tet offensive
I seen the bodies in the wire
I flew in the helicopters
I took their fire
I came home they called me names
After all I’d done
It’s not like I had any choice in the matter
I fought for your freedom

I can take anything you throw at me
No matter what happens I’m gonna see
The positive side of things
The good where others see bad
The positive of living this life I’ve had

I hate to say it but the darkest things
Can just become second nature
I wasn’t thinking I was doing
For so long I’d do anything not to face it
I just blocked it out, tried not think about
What I did to that Mama-san
Now I’m trying to make a brand new day
From the damage that I've done

Every precious day I have is mine
Living in the past is a waste of time
I’ve just got one life to live
Maybe I had to do what I did so I could learn to forgive

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from SW​:​S Retreat - December 16​-​17, 2013, released May 16, 2014
Darden Smith Music / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)

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Founded by Austin, Texas singer-songwriter Darden Smith and Mary Judd, SongwritingWith:Soldiers is a non-profit 501c (3) organization.

Our Mission: We transform lives by using collaborative songwriting to expand creativity, connections, and strengths.
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