"What if you were a good guy and the wrath of your world was coming down on you because of the Taliban, and you were just a teapot out there, and you had to leave town because of the Taliban?" That, says songwriter Scotty Emerick
, was the scene that he and co-writer Toby Keith were kicking around in their heads when they wrote this song. "We were actually at a charity golf tournament out in Palm Springs right after 9/11. We were in our little bungalow where we were staying, and we were watching CNN at about 2 in the morning," he says, "and the US was invading Afghanistan. So I just started this little beat, and we just started singing, 'I'm just a middle aged Middle Eastern camel-herding man.' We just kind of made an observation of it that way."