The Lady Speaks

Friday Anti-War Song

Matt mentioned this in the comments last week, and I decided it would be a great one to post, especially when one considers the number of men waiting for their 'girls' to come home from war.

At the end of the lyrics are photos of just a few of the servicewomen killed in Iraq. Go here to learn more – about them and Iraq's other female casualties, and about how women have served and continuing serving their country, in war and in peace.

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Girl in the War — Josh Ritter

Peter said to Paul you know all those words we wrote
Are just the rules of the game and the rules are the first to go
But now talking to God is Laurel begging Hardy for a gun
I got a girl in the war man I wonder what it is we done

Paul said to Peter you got to rock yourself a little harder
Pretend the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire
But I got a girl in the war Paul the only thing I know to do
Is turn up the music and pray that she makes it through

Because the keys to the Kingdom got lost inside the Kingdom
And the angels fly around in there but we can't see them
I got a girl in the war Paul I know that they can here me yell
If they can't find a way to help her they can go to Hell
If they can't find a way to help her they can go to Hell

Paul said to Peter you got to rock yourself a little harder
Pretend the dove from above is a dragon and your feet are on fire
But I got a girl in the war Paul her eyes are like champagne

They sparkle bubble over and in the morning all you got is rain
They sparkle bubble over and in the morning all you got is rain
They sparkle bubble over and in the morning all you got is rain

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May 19, 2006 - Posted by | Blogs, Inspiration, Iraq, Music, Politics, Protest, US Military, Veterans, War, Women

1 Comment »

  1. Nice to see you enjoyed the song!

    Comment by Matt | May 19, 2006 | Reply


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