Call To Arms

Album: A Sailor's Guide to Earth (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • Sturgill Simpson surveys on this country rocker such evils as terrorism and racism, which feature all too often on the nightly news. He bemoans the state of the world that his baby son will someday inherit.
  • The horns come courtesy of the Dap-Kings (soul revivalist Sharon Jones' backing band). Simpson told Uncut regarding their contribution: "With that final song Call to Arms, we're talking about war and society eating itself, so I said, 'you guys have full rein to just go apes--t.'"

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