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Joe Lydon / Sam Spitzberg / Darden Smith

My buddy Peter we joked about girls
I liked Iron Butterfly he like the Temptations
The one thing we never talked about
Was the shit that we were facing
He was my brother when we were under attack
Till that night he didn’t come back

Why not me
Why not me
The question is
Why not me

I was one step ahead, one step behind
I was at wrong place at the right time
I was a dead man waiting for my day to come
And that’s still in the back of my mind
I bought a life insurance policy tried to cash in
So many lost, I’m the one that wins

It should've been me
It should’ve been me
The question is
Why wasn’t it me

A bullet don’t ask what’s your MOS
A bullet has a job to do
War is hell it’s kill or be killed
There’s no rules

Others move on, others forgive
They stop asking why I got to live
They’re living the minutes living the days
They’ve been given, they’re not throwing it away
But I’m not there yet, buddy give me some time
I’m still fighting that war inside of my mind

Why not me
Why not me
The question is
Can I ever be free


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


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