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Thread #100032   Message #2008098
Posted By: Jim Dixon
26-Mar-07 - 11:33 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: George W Told the Nation (Tom Paxton)
Subject: Lyr Add: GEORGE W TOLD THE NATION (Tom Paxton)
Might as well have the lyrics here. Tom Paxton calls this one of his "short shelf-life" songs. I certainly hope so.

GEORGE W. TOLD THE NATION
By Tom Paxton, 2007 Pax Music, ASCAP

I got a letter from old George W.
It said, "Son, I hate to trouble ya,
But this war of mine is going bad.
It's time for me to roll those dice.
I know you've already been there twice,
But I am sending you back to Baghdad."

CHORUS: George W. told the nation,
"This is not an escalation.
This is just a surge toward victory.
Just to win my little war,
I'm sending twenty thousand more,
To help me save Iraq from Iraqis."

And, so, I made it to Iraq
In time for one more sneak attack,
And to my old battalion I was sent.
We drive around in our Humvees,
Listening to The Black-Eyed Peas
And speaking fondly of the president. CHORUS.

Celebrities all come to see us,
Grateful they don't have to be us.
Politicians play their best face card.
Where is Bubba? Where's our leader?
Where's our favorite lip reader?
AWOL from the Texas National Guard. CHORUS.

If you're hunkered in Fallujah
Wondering who it was who screwed ya,
Wondering what became of "Shock and Awe,"
You are feeling semi-certain
It has to do with Halliburton.
Dick Cheney's why you drew that fatal straw. CHORUS.