Posted by Matt Norlander
National events catalyze artists to create inspirational, passionate, terrific music. The soundtrack of the 1960's proves this.
In the immediate wake of the one of biggest stories this decade will see, Tennessee's Renaldo Woolridge, who goes by the moniker of "Swiperboy" when he's on the mic, wasted no time after the news of the killing of Osama bin Laden broke.
Woolridge took the pen to the paper and began writing a tribute to the troops entitled, "USA Troops (Thank You)." Woolridge put the song out for the masses to consume on Twitter Monday morning.
The song is pretty good, considering it was cooked up in less than 12 hours. Here's a portion of one of the verses:
Almost 10 years, feeling kinda long
But the fact is, Osama is gone
President Obama, the soldiers involved, we just thank you for the freedom and justice for all
United we stand, divided we fall
You do it for us, we do for y'all
Red, white, blue, I'm wearing it all, you're giving us the security to stand tall
Give the whole thing a listen. Pretty heartfelt. Again, not easy to just crank out lyrics like this on what I'm presuming is short notice; unless Woolridge had the majority of this song already memorized and added in the bin Laden parts, then this is all fresh.
Love how the song is focused on the positive, the thanks given to the troops, and is pretty tasteful. Well done by Woolridge and all involved in the production of the song.