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GUEST,MTed 'Hadji Girl' Controversy (32) Lyr Add: HADJI GIRL 21 Jun 06


Here are the lyrics--the song isn't really about what everyone seems to think it is about--
The protagonist is led into a trap, ambushed, and shields himself with little sister who is then killed by her own father and brother, as they shoot at him--then he shoots back. Understandable, under the circumstances--

The guy is a good singer, and his story is believable--Maybe not the best song on the planet, but good enough to get attention--in other circumstances, he'd be welcomed at Mudcat(who knows? he could be a member!)--his song tells an ugly and unvarished truth, about the war, and about the soldiers who fight it--

In it's own way, it is an anti-war song--the symbolism is all there-the Burger King, the innocent, naively drawn into a situation he has no real undertanding of, and the horrible results--

The ending alone lacks poetry--it is a simple statement of the determination to survive--but the singer and his audience can be excused for their concerns, because survival comes first--

Hadji Girl

I was out in the sands of Iraq
And we were under attack
And I, well, I didn't know where to go.

And the first thing that I could see was
Everybody's favorite Burger King
So I threw open the door and I hit the floor.

Then suddenly to my surprise
I looked up and I saw her eyes
And I knew it was love at first sight.

And she said…
Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad
Sherpa Sherpa Bak Allah
Hadji girl, I can't understand what you're saying.

And she said…
Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad
Sherpa Sherpa Bak Allah
Hadji girl, I love you anyway.

Then she said that she wanted me to see.
She wanted me to go meet her family
But I, well, I couldn't figure out how to say no.

Cause I don't speak Arabic.

So, she took me down an old dirt trail.
And she pulled up to a side shanty
And she threw open the door and I hit the floor.

Cause her brother and her father shouted…
Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad
Sherpa Sherpa Bak Allah
They pulled out their AKs so I could see

And they said…
Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad
Sherpa Sherpa Bak Allah
(with humorous emphasis:)
So I grabbed her little sister, and pulled her in front of me.

As the bullets began to fly
The blood sprayed from between her eyes
And then I laughed maniacally

Then I hid behind the TV
And I locked and loaded my M-16
And I blew those little f*ckers to eternity.

And I said…
Durka Durka Mohammed Jihad
Sherpa Sherpa Bak Allah
They should have known they were f*ckin' with a Marine.

The chorus apparently comes from "Team America"


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