Burning Bridges 2015

by Peter S. Dee and The Inhuman $hields

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When Peter S. Dee and the Inhuman $hields formed, our mission was to write new words for old songs to bring a little extra attention to wounded warrior issues. If you're a civilian, you might understand what PTSD is, but unless you closely work with or know someone who has it, or have it yourself, you really may not grasp it as well as you think.

PTSD is a primarily neurological condition and can be caused by physical trauma as well as psychological trauma (and various combinations of both), as you probably know. Accordingly, it's hard to treat, and in mild cases, hard to diagnose. In severe cases, PTSD victims may nightly re-live their greatest fears in extremely frightful nightmares. In mild cases, sufferers may just be especially quick to anger, which endears them to no one.

Learn more about us here: lettersfrommy.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-song-of-ptsd-and-cars.html

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Song Copyright 2015© by Peetey S. Dee and the Inhuman $hields from the unreleased "The IEDs of March" EP

Original Lyrics Copyright 1971© by Mike Curb Congregation (Lalo Schifrin and Mike Curb); http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Curb

I was just a dumb kid
when I went off to war.
Handsome, young, and brave
I just kept goin' back for more.
When I finally came back home
things weren't right with me,
I alienated friends and family.

All the burning bridges that have fallen after me
All the lonely feelings and the burning memories.
Everyone I left behind each time I fought the war,
Burning bridges lost forevermore.

Dad stopped by one dark day
said son can I talk to you?
Now's not a good time dad,
cuz I'm really not in the mood.
Friends and kin quit coming round,
cuz they're a bunch of queers.
Now my friends are empty cans of beers.

All the burning bridges that have fallen after me
All the lonely feelings and the burning IEDs.
Everyone I left behind each time I closed the door,
Suicide's the question evermore.

Brother tried to help me
find a job a while ago.
When I finally got it I didn't want to go
The party Momma gave for me
Well, I just walked away
Now there's nothing left for me to say.

All the burning bridges that have fallen after me
All the lonely feelings and the PTSD.
Everyone I left behind each time I closed the door,
Burning bridges lost forevermore.

Years have passed and I keep thinking
What a tool I've been
I look back into the past and
Think of way back then
I know that I lost everything that I thought I could win
I guess I should have listened to my kin.

All the burning bridges that have fallen after me
All the lonely feelings and the burning bodies
Everyone I left behind each time I fought the war
Suicide's the answer evermore...
Suicide's the end for evermore....

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released June 4, 2015

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