STORY BEHIND THE SONG
The story behind this song is one that is familiar if you live in any river town in the midwest. Meth and drug/alcohol addictions has been a huge problem for nearly three decades in these communities, and with that issue comes a lot of property crime even in the smallest of towns. Thanks to the trickle down economics of the 80's and the NAFTA agreements of the 90's most small towns in Iowa suffer from abject poverty, and a small portion of each community has "regulars" through the court system.
Weekly these folks pictures are up in various newspapers in my particular hometown it is called 'Warrant Wednesday" and its the same parade of folks generally who are in and out of trouble. This song is basically about life in one of these Bridge Towns, like Ottumwa, Clinton, Farmington, Burlington, Davenport, Council Bluffs, Dubuque. And its probably the same in other midwestern river towns as well. After 25 years of living in one of these towns I have experienced the property theft and the issues of the revolving door of the court system.
Drug addiction is a serious matter and I encourage anyone with a family member or neighbor or friend to try encourage them to seek help because its leads to a road of pain and heartache especially for the ones who are left to pick up the pieces.
Broke In Bridge City
Lyrics - John-Paul "Jp" Jones
Composition - John-Paul "Jp" Jones
Copyright (c) 2018 - John-Paul "Jp" Jones (sr) 2020 - Eugene's Trick Bag Records
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