Brad Paisley, Country superstar, says that his new title track for Love and War is meant to send a message about how we need to do a better job in taking care of our vets.
“Once I came up with the idea for that song, I had it in mind to do that with John Fogerty who was the voice of, musically, the Vietnam Era in some ways,” Paisley told Fox News in an interview. “We think back to what we got wrong during Vietnam, which was that if you weren’t for the war somehow you weren’t for the troops either.”
“And now we’re getting it right, that we understand that whether or not we agree or with any sort of conflict, that we honor these troops but we’re not doing it in the greater scheme of things when it comes to healthcare and the VA and the things that we need to improve,” Paisley said.
“He was nineteen in ’68
After all this time
That broken boy is now a broken man
Waitin’ in a VA line
They say all is fair in Love and War
But that ain’t true, it’s wrong
They ship you out to die for us
Forget about you when you don’t”
“I mean, let’s do better on this subject. I’d love for this song to be obsolete eventually,” the singer said. “Unfortunately I think we’re a ways away from that.”