Constance Barkley-Lewis

Constance Barkley-Lewis

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Total Song Plays: 974   
Member Since: 2006
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Song Description

Upbeat song juxtaposing petty daily aggravations like being snubbed by a waiter and hating your job with a soldier's daily aggravations of trying to stay alive in Iraq, hoping to get home to experience a citizen's petty aggravations.

Story Behind the Song

I wrote this song for Joey and Marilyn Baudier and their only child Joey Jr, when he was sent to Baghdad and Fallujah. I wanted to express my appreciation for their sacrifices in some meaningful way. Music seemed to be the answer. This is the first son

Lyrics

Iraq my brain
How can they sacrifice
Their life for mine
The cost is high at any price
What in the world can I do
To thank these hearts brave and true
Who fight that freedom may reign?
Iraq my brain.

I?m on my cell phone
He?s in a war zone
My kids are bugging me
He?s got three kids that he can?t see
I missed a big sale
Due to a hangnail

While endless worlds away
The soldier starts his day
Tries his darndest to survive
Come home to his wife alive
Get back to a job that?s as
Mundane as nine to five

Iraq my brain
How can they sacrifice
Their life for mine
The cost is high at any price
What in the world can I do
To thank these hearts brave and true
Who fight that freedom may reign?
Iraq my brain.

My job is dead end
Bombs killed his best friend
That waiter snubbed me
A sniper hides behind a tree and
My guy made me annoyed
Her guy has been deployed
To endless worlds away
Where he starts every day
Wanting only to survive
Come home to his wife alive
Get back to a job that?s as mundane as nine to five.

Whether war is wrong or justified
Still we grieve for those who?ve died.
Brave soldiers, it?s to you we sing
Thank you for letting freedom ring.
You give your lives for fellow men
So we can live to love again
Silence before your sacrifice would be a
Grim war?s greatest sin.

Iraq my brain
How can they sacrifice
Their life for mine
The cost is high at any price
What in the world can I do
To thank these hearts brave and true
Who fight that freedom may reign?
Iraq my brain.

Song Length
2:58
Genres
Folk - Contemporary, Country - Rock
Tempo / Feel
Medium Fast (131 - 150)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
In High Spirits, Cheerful

Subject Matter
War, Gratitude

Similar Artist
Peter, Paul & Mary
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

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