After 9/11, young Billy leaves his single mom and enlists, and comes back a changed man. This production has a big rock feel and is acoustic piano-centric with distorted guitars and a hard-driving rhythm section. The Bangles meet Heart with Bruce Springsteen and Bruce Hornsby's band. Female Vocals, Pop, Alt PopCaution: Mature Lyrics
Track Summary Music Track Title: Between Iraq and a Hard Place Catalog ID: 423508 ISRC: US5UL1043316
Description: After 9/11, young Billy leaves his single mom and enlists, and comes back a changed man. This production has a big rock feel and is acoustic piano-centric with distorted guitars and a hard-driving rhythm section. The Bangles meet Heart with Bruce Springsteen and Bruce Hornsby's band.
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Extended Properties Duration: 4:00
Arrangement: Band / Ensemble Instruments: Guitar, Drum Kit, Bass, Electric Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals Vocal Mix: Female Vocals Language: English
Album: The View From Here
Use Restrictions: Use in pornographic, x-rated, sexually stimulating or similar productions prohibited Use in products or commercial advocating or advertising use of illegal drugs or tobacco prohibited Use in religious-themed products, commercials or productions advocating for religion prohibited Use in satan-worship, devil worship, anti-religion or similar extreme productions prohibited Use in products or productions advocating racial, sexual or similar discrimination or bias prohibited Use in productions featuring violence, gore, torture or similar mayhem prohibited
Styles: 2000s (Y2K+), 2010s (MMX), Drama / 30-Something, Drama / Mature, Film Vocal, History, Military, Political, Tragedy, World Sorrow
Lyrical Topics: Places, Politics, War, Suffering, Despair
BETWEEN IRAQ AND A HARD PLACE
BILLY WASN’T GOOD IN SCHOOL STILL, HE WAS NOBODY’S FOOL IT’S JUST THAT HE WAS WORKING ALL THE TIME A SINGLE MOM AND A MISSING DAD, THAT WAS ALL HE’D EVER HAD SO BILLY GREW UP FAST AND TOED THE LINE.
WHEN THE TOWERS WERE STRUCK DOWN THAT DAY HE SWORE TO MAKE THE BASTARDS PAY HE CAUGHT A BUS AND LEFT HIS HOME BEHIND THOUGHT HE’D GET AFGHANISTAN, BUT BILLY DIDN’T UNDERSTAND THAT DESTINY HAD SOMETHING ELSE IN MIND.
WHEN HE FLEW AWAY IN EARLY MAY BILLY DISAPPEARED WITHOUT A TRACE TO A BATTLEGROUND ONLY FOUND SOMEWHERE BETWEEN IRAQ AND A HARD PLACE.
“WHERE ARE YOU NOW”? HIS MOTHER WROTE AND, “DO YOU NEED A WINTER COAT?” AND “D O YOU TAKE YOUR VITAMINS EACH DAY?” “I’M JUST FINE”, HER SON WROTE BACK, “SO PLEASE DON’T WORRY, I DON’T LACK FOR ANYTHING – MOM, WE’RE GONNA WIN THIS RACE”
AND SHE WONDERED WHEN HER BOY WAS COMING HOME AS SHE TRIMMED ANOTHER CHRISTMAS TREE ALONE
SHE WAS BUSY DOING SUNDAY CHORES WHEN A STRANGER CAME TO HER BACK DOOR IN WORN FATIGUES AND STARING INTO SPACE BROKE DOWN WHEN SHE RECOGNIZED THE CROOKED SMILE AND THE HAUNTED EYES AND SHE REACHED OUT AND SHE KISSED HIS TEAR-STAINED FACE.
AND IT WAS THEN SHE SAW HE BARELY KNEW HIS NAME AND IT WAS CLEAR TO HER HE’D NEVER BE THE SAME.