In April 2010, Worley traveled overseas for the eighth time to perform for US troops in Iraq. Supporting the troops is something that sits near and dear to his heart, having grown up with family members who experienced WWII, the Vietnam War, and the War in Iraq firsthand. In our interview with Darryl Worley
, he told us: "I just realized, man, this was a huge sacrifice, and it affected so many people in so many different ways."
Darryl is an outspoken advocate for war veterans and wrote this song as "almost like a cry out to say, 'Hey, be there for me. Take the time, don't expect miracles. I've just been through a hell of an ordeal. I need time to re-acclimate. Support me, be there for me.'" He feels the message was clear. "It was a great statement. I think people got it. To me, it was our way of saying, 'Guess what, folks? We've been through hell. And it's a tough gig, but we're not complaining about that. We're just asking you to understand that.' And we were even hoping that maybe some people would hear that and say, 'We need to do a better job of re-acclimating these soldiers and these marines and these troops when we bring them back home, instead of just throwing 'em out there in society and saying, Well, we hope you do okay.' And that's my take on it. I just really don't believe that the basic citizen out there walking around understands, or has any grasp, of what these men and women go through, what they're asked to do. And then 99 times out of 100, when they come home, they're just thrown right back into the mainstream of things. And that's very difficult, in my estimation. And I think if you don't have a supportive family group around you, somebody to really act as a buffer and absorb some of that shock… and there's a lot of kids that come home and don't have anybody, and just kind of get thrown right back into the thick of it. We didn't even think that that song would be a single. And then when it became a single, we all sat around and said, 'Maybe somebody'll hear it, and maybe somebody'll go, Hey, we're not doing the right thing by our troops. They deserve better than this. We should have a program by which we get involved and help them re-acclimate and just get their feet under 'em, and get their heads on straight before we fling 'em right back out into the middle of the craziness."