Devil's Dune

Story Behind The Song

The song came from watching the early days of the Iraqi invasion on the TV news. Our forces were bogged down in the desert by high winds and sand storms unable to move forward. They were going days on end without sleep. For those who left their families, homes, comforts, jobs, friends and perhaps, little children behind they had to be thinking from time to time, "I'd sure rather be home." How could you not? This song acknowleges that huge sacrifice, not to mention the possibility of ultimate sacrifice of life-long wounds, being maimed or worse, dying. This is not a political statement about the war. It is about the soldier. For the record, I disagreed with the war. I think if you're being asked to put this much on the line, you deserve to have all the information. One gets better, more reliable information on where to invest money than these people got about investing their very lives in this war. You may not agree but that's okay, this is America! God Bless America!

Song Description

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Song Length 4:04 Genre Rock - General, Rock - Classic
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Poignant, Troubled Subject Armed Forces, War
Similar Artists Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

DEVIL?S DUNE
(A soldier?s song)
words and music by Fremont John Ashton @ 2003
CD: ?Timeline?


I left my wife and little kids behind
Now, I?m holed up in this desert blind oh, oh
I wanna go home.
And leave this Devil?s Dune.

I?m here to fight in this Iraqi war.
To take a life is something I abhor, oh oh
I wanna go home.
And leave this Devil?s Dune.

Sleepless nights for endless
Days we fight that menace
In this sandy haze
As the oil wells blaze.

Wind and sand are blinding
Here we stand not finding
Any hope of rest
Still, we give our best.

They said this war wouldn?t last too long.
We?ll hit ?em hard with our ?Shock and Awe? oh, oh
I wanna go home.
And leave this Devil?s Dune.

And though, it?s harder than at first we planned.
Let freedom ring in this desert land oh, oh
Then, we can all go home.
And, leave this Devil?s Dune.

Sleepless nights for endless
Days we fight that menace
In this sandy haze
As the oil wells blaze.

Wind and sand are blinding
Here we stand not finding
Any hope of rest.
Still, we give our best.

We fought a bloody battle through the night.
I lost my buddy in the firefight oh, oh
Some good American?s died.
On this Devil?s Dune.

I pray this war will be over soon.
We?ll be the victors on this Devil?s Dune oh, oh.
Still, I wanna go home
And leave this Devil?s Dune.

Oh oh. I wanna go home and leave this Devil?s Dune
Oh oh. I?ll bid salaam, shalom to this Devil?s Dune.

Lyrics Fremont John Ashton Music Fremont John Ashton
Producer Larry Baeder Publisher High Purple Publishing
Performance Fremont John Ashton Label Aim High Records
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