I Just Came Back from a War

"I Just Came Back from a War" is a song co-written and recorded by American country music artist Darryl Worley. It was released in September 2006 as the second single from his album Here and Now. It peaked at number 18 on Billboard magazine's Hot Country Songs chart and reached number 15 on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100. The song was written by Worley and Wynn Varble.

"I Just Came Back from a War"
Single by Darryl Worley
from the album Here and Now
B-side"Livin' in the Here and Now"
ReleasedSeptember 26, 2006
Label903 Music
Songwriter(s)Darryl Worley
Wynn Varble
Producer(s)Frank Rogers
Darryl Worley singles chronology
"Nothin' but a Love Thang"
"I Just Came Back from a War"
"Livin' in the Here and Now"


The song was inspired by a war veteran Worley met who was having a difficult time adjusting to life back home after being in a war zone for many months. Worley says, "It made me think about what it must be like for all the soldiers, who have served in conflicts past and present, to adjust to being back home. The strain of war must be incredible." He adds, "This song is from the soldier's perspective and the message is, 'Hey man, cut me a little slack if I need a little time to re-adjust here. I'll get there but be a little patient with me - I just came back from a war."[1]

Music videoEdit

The music video was directed by Jacob Hatley and premiered in late 2006. It features Darryl Worley singing along with showing soldiers going through their daily lives.

Chart performanceEdit

"I Just Came Back from a War" debuted at number 52 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of September 30, 2006.

Chart (2006) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 18
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 15


  1. ^ New Darryl Worley Single, 'I Just Came Back (from A War),' Impacting Radio And Human Beings link
  2. ^ "Darryl Worley Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-05-09.
  3. ^ "Darryl Worley Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-07-08.