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THROUGH IT
Rachel Ries / Radney Foster

I was running to combat to hide the truth
But there's hell to pay when it catches up with you
A Blackhawk Med-Evac flying into hot zones
I remember the first one dying from his own gunshot wound.

You can't pretty it up, can't church it up or smooth it out
It's way too hard for most of us to ever hear about
But I'm never gonna get better
Painting that Disneyland picture
The truth is the only thing that's ever gonna do it
So I'm working through it.

The only way through hell is to just keep walking
So before you cut sling on me, that's why I'm talking
You find your real friends when things get tough
They carried me to redemption when I didn't have enough

You can't pretty it up, can't church it up or smooth it out
It's way too hard for most of us to ever hear about
But I'm never gonna get better
Painting that Disneyland picture
The truth is the only thing that's ever gonna do it
So I keep walking through it.

Howie turned the wheel just before the truck hit
Too many nights I thought the guilt would never quit
But today I'm forgiving myself for just living
Yea, forgiving myself for just living

You can't pretty it up, can't church it up or smooth it out
It's way too hard for most of us to ever talk about
But I'm never gonna get better
Painting that Disneyland picture
The truth is the only thing that's ever gonna do it
So I'm talking through it

© 2016 Alamo Lounge Music / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)

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from SW​:​S Retreat - February 2016, released March 16, 2016
© 2016 Alamo Lounge Music / SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP)

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