Til the Last Shot's Fired

Album: X (2008)
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Songfacts®:

  • Like Adkins' 2005 single "Arlington," this epic tune is written from the perspective of a dead soldier. Adkins explained to CMT.News that in this instance the song asks the question, "What if?" He added: "What if soldiers are in this kind of - I don't want to say purgatory - but that's kind of what it is. What if these soldiers are in a place where they can't rest until the last shot's fired, until war doesn't exist? What if only then they can find peace? I think if we knew that, and if that were true, there probably wouldn't be wars anymore. So I thought that was a real unique way of looking at it. And it pays tribute to soldiers but, at the same time, asks that question."
  • This track features the West Point Cadet Choir. Adkins told CMT News that he has, "probably heard that song 50 times, and every time I hear it, it still gives me goose bumps on that last a cappella chorus."
  • Adkins and his team had to go all the way to the Pentagon to get permission to record with the choir.

Comments: 2

  • Kaylahyke from Manchester, IaTrace Adkins is one of my favorite male country singers and he's a supporter of The Wounded Warriors Project
  • John Williams from Chattanooga,tn HomeAbsolutely LOVE this song. So point-blank, poignant. Say a prayer for peace.... Semper Fi
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