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Joshua Hall / James House

I enlisted in the army when I was seventeen
To be a ranger meant everything to me
Like my daddy before me felt like it’s what I had to do
Proud to wear the uniform lace up the boots

Next thing i knew I was in the middle of hell
Bullets flying everywhere raining down shells
Didn’t care if i lived or died had nothing to lose
But I made it out of there wearing a bloody pair of boots

Sent me home said you’ll be fine
Home in my room but I was back there in my mind
War wasn’t over yet, still some fighting left to do
Put the uniform back on start lacing up the boots

These boots have gotten me in and out of hell
I keep replacing the soles from every time I fell
Doesn’t matter where I go or what I do
I keep putting on these boots

I finally traded in my saw for a badge and Glock
Worked a small Texas town laying down the law
But I was still at war fighting my way through
The ground keeps shifting underneath these boots

Driven by courage fueled by fire
If I said I wasn’t scared you can call me a liar
The only mission now is to conquer these blues
I’m still putting on these boots

These boots have gotten me in and out of hell
I keep replacing the soles from every time I fell
Doesn’t matter where I go or what I do
I’ll keep putting on these boots

SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / James Andrew House Music (BMI)

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from SW​:​S Retreat January 2018, released February 8, 2018

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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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