SONGS ABOUT VETERAN focuses on the plight of veterans and America’s role in the Vietnam War. The song uses the personal experiences of a Vietnam veteran to make its point. It recounts the hardships that the veteran faced after the war and details his difficult job search. He also mentions that he had a brother who was killed fighting the Viet Cong in Khe Sahn.
Bruce Springsteen’s “Still in Saigon”
Still in Saigon was written by Dan Daley in mid-1981. It was based on his own experiences and the experiences of people he knew who were in the Vietnam War. The song was politically charged and touched on a subject that was highly sensitive at the time. Springsteen was offered the song, but he rejected it. Then, he resisted, but then reconsidered.
This song is often misunderstood. Many people thought it was about American pride, but it was really about the treatment of Vietnam war veterans. The song is one of Springsteen’s best, and it has been interpreted many different ways. Because of its patriotic album cover, it is easy to mistake this song for a patriotic theme. The song was recorded on January 3, 1982, for the Nebraska album.
In contrast, Billy Joel’s “Leningrad” is a critique of communist paranoia and the Vietnam War. The song also compares Billy Joel’s childhood to that of a Russian clown, whom Joel met in the Soviet Union in 1987. The song also notes the rifts in generations, both political and social.
The song also features a drum solo that is completely improvised. The drum solo was performed by Max Weinberg, who was part of the band at the time. This song became a hit on the rock radio and peaked at No. 9 on the US charts. Its lyrics were written from the perspective of Private Joker. Interestingly enough, Springsteen himself had a Vietnam draft ticket, but was not sent because of his lack of combat abilities.
Springsteen’s “Still in “Saigon” is inspired by the Vietnam War. The song’s lyrics describe the hardships of the war, and the hardships faced by the soldiers and civilians alike. The lyrics are poignant and the music is infectious.
Isbell’s “Dress Blues”
Jason Isbell’s “Dress Blue” is an incredibly heartbreaking song. The song was written for his high school friend, Matthew Connoley. Matthew was killed in action in Iraq, and his wife was expecting their first child. “Dress Blues” is an incredibly moving song, and it’s worth a listen.
Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck”
Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your truck” is an incredibly emotional song. It’s about a man who lost his older brother in the service of his country, and is trying to find a way to cope. The song was written as a tribute to the man who died, and the song’s music video is heart-wrenching.
The song is about missing someone, and it’s about the repressed urge to connect with them. Lee Brice recorded this song in December 2012, and it quickly rose to the top of the country music charts. It was also awarded Song of the Year honors at the 47th annual Country Music Association Awards and the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards.
The song was a hit for Brice, and it became the singer’s third consecutive number one single. It is no surprise that the song has been nominated for several Grammys. Brice himself is up for three awards: Male Vocalist, Song of the Year, and Single of the Year.
Bill Withers’ “Traveling Soldier”
Bill Withers was a teenager when he enlisted in the Navy and served for nine years as an aviation mechanic. The song he wrote about life in the service touched every American and made this country a better place. In recognition of his service, he was recently chosen to receive the Lone Sailor Award at the US Navy Memorial Board of Directors’ 2021 Lone Sailor Awards Dinner in Washington, D.C.
In 1971, Withers released his debut album. It was a breakthrough record for the singer, and it proved that he was not a one-hit wonder. In fact, he was already in his early thirties when he signed his record deal and was already working in a factory. He had grown up in rural West Virginia and attended high school in rural areas, so his music had a particular appeal.