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THE SOLDIER GAME
Josh Hartman / Eustacio Juan Obregon / Scott McRae / Darden Smith, Radney Foster

I been Bosnia to Baghdad
To me they’re both the same
Spent half my life
In the soldier game
I’ve Tusla to New Orleans
I’ve walked so many streets
I’ve seen the hurt and hunger
In every face I meet

In the Soldier Game
In the Soldier Game

I didn’t do it for the money
Didn’t do it for the fame
I did it for the flag I wear
Defends my families name
I did it for my soldiers
I did for my friends
I did once before
And I’ll do it all again

The Soldier Game
I’m in the Soldier Game
I’m coming home
I’ll never be the same
From the Soldier Game

I been Gozny to Jalabad
Seen a lot of things
Seen my friends die
Felt the pain it brings
The IED it hit us
We were on patrol
The dust the black the hell broke loose
It shook me to my soul

In the Soldier Game
In the Soldier Game

The tears fell down
The squad stood still
I pulled the dog tag off his chain

It’s the Soldier Game
The Soldier Game
We lose so many
It’s a goddamn shame
It’s the Soldier Game
The Soldier Game
I’m coming home again
I’ll never be the same
From the Soldier Game
The Soldier Game
We march across that field
Coming home again
From the Soldier Game
The Soldier Game
The Soldier Game

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from SW​:​S Retreat - October 26​-​28, 2012, released June 22, 2013
© 2012 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music / Darden Smith Music / House of Sea Gayle Music / Little Mojo 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.

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