Keith explained the background to this Ragtime salute to marines. "This is one of those ditties sort of like Charlie Daniels
' 'Uneasy Rider
' crossed with 'Battle of New Orleans
,' he said. "It's sounds like something Ray Stevens might record ... spoken blues kind of stuff. I've got four or five things I only do on USO tours - 'Ballad of Balad,' 'Running Block' and this is another one. They're just comical songs to put smiles on warriors' faces. I've got stuff about airmen and soldiers, but I didn't have anything for the Marines. If I'm playing a Marine base in Afghanistan and I do 'American Soldier,' they're like, 'Big deal. I'm not a soldier, I'm a Marine.' So now I've got something for them. It's a pretty clever, cute little thing."