16 Military Wives

Album: Picaresque (2005)

Songfacts®:

  • A protest song inspired by the Iraq War, this finds songwriter Colin Melroy attacking elements of the American foreign policy under George W. Bush. He told The Sun in a 2015 interview the track was him "trying to make sense of the George W. Bush doctrine at that time."
  • The video was the first ever to be originally released for online distribution via BitTorrent. It was co-produced by Nick Harmer of Death Cab for Cutie who also makes a cameo appearance along with his band mate Chris Walla.

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