Justin Moore Drops “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” Music Video

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Justin Moore's "The Ones That Didn't Make It Back Home" music video encompasses a heavy but meaningful message. Watch it here.

Music has the potential to be extremely powerful in the message it sends to all those who listen. Country singer Justin Moore took to his music to honor to all first responders, military personnel, and school shooting victims.

The music video for “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” paints the realistic picture of what those individuals have had to endure whether it be in a horrific classroom or on a battlefield or fighting a house fire. A very fitting aspect of this whole project was that it was filmed on Veteran’s Day 2018 and showcases the real heroes throughout the video.

Another very personal aspect to the project was that Justin’s own social media manager and director of the video, Cody Villalobos, was a former EMT! From his previous experiences, he was able to help make the clip as authentic as possible. The inspiration that set this whole project into motion, however, was shortly after Justin played in Parkville, Florida for a charity event with many members of his audience being school shooting survivors.

Cody had a chance to speak out in an interview about the direction he wanted to take when filming the piece by saying, “I felt that only showing military visuals didn’t give tribute to everyone who might connect to this song, and not to all who inspired Justin to write the song in the first place. Since we were on our way to a tribute show for a school shooting, that was fresh in my mind. I had to pay tribute and honor the ones that didn’t make it back home from school, as well as home from the line of duty and overseas.”

While this particular music video ends on more of a positive note, Justin found it super important to note that a happy ending isn’t always a reality for some people. He leaves a powerful message at the end of the video, “Here’s to the families that live in the reality of this video, and to the ones that didn’t make it back home.”

“The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home” Lyrics

Tour was up, middle of June
She was planning a welcome home barbeque
Green bean casserole, Grandma’s recipe
There was a knock on the door ’round two o’clock
Two uniforms and her heart stopped
Yellow ribbon ’round an oak tree
Blowin’ in the breezeHere’s to the ones that didn’t make it back home
The ones we ain’t seen in so long
The hold up a beer ones, the wish they were here ones
The not forgotten but gone
They’re in a better place up there
But they sure left a hole down here
We just go on livin’ and go on missin’ the ones
The ones that didn’t make it back home

The whole town shut down, the whole town showed up
Sang Amazing Grace, watched a slideshow of
His 22 years
There was laughs and there was tears
And that preacher talked about sacrifice
And traffic stopped for them Cadillac lights
Johnny sold beer half price that night
And everybody raised ’em high, singin’

Here’s to the ones that didn’t make it back home
The ones we ain’t seen in so long
The hold up a beer ones, the wish they were here ones
The not forgotten but gone
They’re in a better place up there
But they sure left a hole down here
We just go on livin’ and go on missin’ the ones
The ones that didn’t make it back home

Back to that front porch
Back through that front door
To the life they were fightin’ for

Here’s to the ones that didn’t make it back home
The ones we ain’t seen in so long
The hold up a beer ones, the wish they were here ones
The not forgotten but gone
They’re in a better place up there
But they sure left a hole down here
We just go on livin’ and go on missin’ the ones
The ones that didn’t make it back home

The ones that didn’t make it back home

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