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12-16-04, 05:26 PM
Enjoyed hearing this song, and viewing the video


Chely Wright Goes Far With 'Bumper Of My SUV' Song

POSTED: 10:37 am EST December 2, 2004

NASHVILLE -- Chely Wright's support-your-military-personnel song "Bumper of My SUV" just got a music video.

The song came from an experience she received at the hands of a Nashville woman, who flipped Wright a rude gesture because of the bumper-decal Wright's brother gave her before he left for military service.

The video features a live performance at the Grand Ole Opry, along with footage shot during Wright's tours to Iraq to entertain the troops.

The video "Bumper of My SUV" will debut on Country Request Live Friday, on the Great American Country channel.

Wright is also scheduled to perform at the Road to Recovery Tribute and Conference, sponsored by the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, on Dec. 11 at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
Song Lyrics

I've got a bright red sticker on the back of my car
Says United States Marines
And yesterday a lady in a mini-van held up a middle finger at me
Does she think she knows what I stand for
Or the things that I believe
Just by looking at a sticker for the US Marines
On The Bumper Of My SUV

See, my brother Chris, he's been in for more than 14 years now
Our dad was in the Navy during Vietnam
Did his duty then he got out
And my grandpa earned his purple heart
On the beach of Normandy
That's why I've got a sticker for the US Marines
On The Bumper Of SUV

But that doesn't mean that I want war
I'm not Republican or Democrat
But I've gone all around this crazy world
Just to try and better understand

Yes I do have questions
I get to ask them because I'm free
That's why I've got a sticker for the US Marines
On the Bumper Of My SUV

AP Image
Chely Wright visits injured soldiers at the IBN Sina Hospital in Baghdad, Iraq.

Cause I've been to Hiroshima
And I've been to the DMZ
I've walked on the sand in Baghdad
Still don't have all of the answers I need
But I guess I wanna know where she's been
Before she judges and gestures to me
Cause she don't like my sticker
For the US Marines
On the bumper of my SUV

So I hope that lady in her mini-van
Turns on her radio and hears this from me
As she picks up her kids from their private school
And drives home safely on our city streets
Or to the building where her church group meets

Yeah, that's why I've got a sticker for the US Marines
On the bumper of my SUV

Lyrics Courtesy of AnyCountryMusicLyrics.com.
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12-16-04, 05:26 PM
The Video (http://www.cmt.com/artists/az/wright_chely/artist.jhtml)

12-16-04, 05:36 PM
Thanks Sparrowhawk for posting that video. It's a great tribute to all.