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VETERAN'S DISEASE
Mel Lewis / Darden Smith

I wake up in the morning, I look in the mirror
With every passing day it gets a little clearer
I got the veteran’s disease
I got the veteran’s disease
When I run into another man who’s seen what I’ve seen
We talk and talk until our old ladies want to scream
They’ve got veteran’s disease
They’ve got the veteran’s disease
My wife don’t think it’s true
But she’s got it too
It’s called the veteran’s disease

Old dude at the gym, getting out of the shower
Doesn’t even put a towel on, wants to talk for hours
He’s got the veteran’s disease
I say oh, man please
I walk into a Walmart, I know without a doubt
If I run into my buddy we’re never coming out
We’ve got the veteran’s disease
The veteran’s disease
That’s just the way it goes
We get high on getting low
It’s the veteran’s disease

It’s like some kind of radar, it’s like some kind of smell
We walk into a room look around we can tell
Who’s been there, and who needs
To get it off of their chest
Talk it out
It’s the veteran’s disease

Even the kids that grow up on the base
They don’t know it yet but they’ve got a case
Of the veteran’s disease
The veteran’s disease
Cause once you get around it, there’s no inoculation
We just pass it down to the next generation
The veteran’s disease
Say it loud, the veteran’s disease
Stand up and say it loud
I’m a vet and I’m proud
I got the veteran’s disease

It’s like some kind of radar, it’s like some kind of smell
We walk into a room look around we can tell
Who’s been there, and who needs
To get it off of their chest
Talk it out
It’s the veteran’s disease

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from SW​:​S Retreat - August 19​-​21, 2014, released November 4, 2014

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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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