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Why Am I Here
Butch Hartson / Darden Smith

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I went into combat in an Angels arms
I must have been carrying a lucky charm
Nobody ever did me no harm
I went into combat in an angel’s arms
In the Mekong River I was baptized
But I still had the fear there in my eyes
The sound that a mortar round makes when it flies
In the Mekong River I was baptized

Why didn’t I die, why am I here
What do I do with all of these tears
Questions still linger after 51 years
Why didn’t I die and why am I here

Carry these memories, things that I saw
You’d think by now I would have left it all
But nights like tonight it just comes back raw
Carry these memories, things that I saw
The banana grove ambush, bullets so near
Sound of the wounded still rings in my ears
Silence of a man as he’s leaving here
The banana grove ambush bullets so near

Why didn’t I die, why am I here
What do I do with all of these tears
Questions still linger after 51 years
Why didn’t I die and why am I here

Maybe the reason that I’m alive
To tell these stories so we don’t forget
Cause people fight wars, it’s people we lose
Cause people move on, I haven’t yet
People move on, but I haven’t yet

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from SW​:​S Retreat October 2019 Loveland, CO, released December 28, 2019
SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music / Darden Smith Music (ASCAP)

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