We had no idea that Sarah Shroud, former Iran hostage/UC Berkeley hiker, was so delightfully wacky. Take, for example, the song she just released about her ordeal. It's called "Piece of Time" (which we first mistook for Ashlee Simpson's "Pieces of Me," which, of course, would have been several shades of brilliant.) Written while she was held captive, Shroud's ditty is also about the two men with whom she illegally crossed the border last year, Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer.
According to the Associated Press, "the song was one of many [Shroud] composed while in solitary confinement at Evin Prison in Tehran. She would sing the songs to her fiance, Shane Bauer, and friend, Josh Fattal, when they were allowed to see each other in the prison courtyard."
"The reason I'm doing the song is for Shane and Josh and to help people understand what they're going through and what I went through," Shourd goes on to tell AP. "I started writing songs the first day that I was thrown into a cell alone. It was really one of the things that kept me sane."
You can purchase the song on Amazon, too, for $.99.
Watch the video of "Piece of Time" below.