On the ruins of the old hospital in Okemah, Oklahoma. This is the town where Woody Guthrie was born and this is where WoodyFest happens. I was there for the 20th annual, and one of the first people I ran into was Ryan Harvey, an old friend from the Riot Folk days. We did an interview and he recorded this song. The inspiration and the idea came from Guthrie’s “Deportees,” about how America treats it’s migrant workers. I remolded it into a song about how America treats the civilian victims of it’s faraway wars.