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Turbulent War Lyrics
"This song describes a veteran's journey answering the nation's call and dealing with the turbulence of life from the beginning of training to deploying for war and fighting for freedom. Experiencing the challenges of military service and the implications of combat, many soldiers lose their family, friends, faith, and ultimately have a difficult time finding hope. Regardless of the overwhelming darkness, there is always hope.

Friedman created this song, “Turbulent War” in individual music therapy sessions to reflect on and process his lived experiences. His lyrics describe a linear, chronological timeline from the beginning of his journey, which acknowledges risks taken, lessons learned, losses experienced, hopelessness felt, and looking toward a hopeful future. He founded the organization, SOF Missions, to help other post 9/11 veterans struggling with the visible and invisible scars of war to ""empower warriors to find purpose and be resilient."" Through the Resiliency Project, SOF Missions provides a holistic and individual-focused plan that covers psychological, social, spiritual, and physical modalities."
Video with written song lyrics, Music Therapy individual songwriting
Damon Friedman, USAF-retired, prior USMC-Retired James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, Tampa, FL
Regardless of the overwhelming darkness, there is always hope.