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Song Parodies -> "In Afghanistan"

Original Song Title:

"On the Road Again"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Willie Nelson

Parody Song Title:

"In Afghanistan"

Parody Written by:

Bill Klein

The Lyrics

I work as a civilian contractor for the Army in Afghanistan. Just wanted to relate my experiences, and Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" was a perfect fit. It's a simple and catchy song, just ripe for parody. I'm sure "In Afghanistan" is not the first, nor will it be the last.
In Afghanistan
I really hate it in Afghanistan
The life I love is drinking beer out of a can
But I can't do that in Afghanistan

In Afghanistan
We live in tents and use a port-o-can
And it's so hot your brain will bake just like a ham
It sucks to be here in Afghanistan


We're in Afghanistan
We're a bunch of sand crabs in the midst of nowhere
We're a ragged clan
Insisting that there's something worth to save there
Au contraire...


In Afghanistan
Dodging rockets fired by Taliban
We sit in bunkers wond'ring how the hell we can
Last much longer in Afghanistan

(cue guitar and harmonica break...)

We're in Afghanistan
Like astronauts we're stranded on this moonscape
There's no exit plan
And we're scared that we're all running out of duct tape
Or coffee

In Afghanistan
I'm tired of working on my farmer's tan
But then they're paying me a hundred-fifty grand
So I guess I'll stay here in Afghanistan

War is Hell, we just do what we can...
Copyright 2011 Bill Klein

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AFW - October 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Makes good points in a good spoofy way..I like the line...out of duct tape or coffee
Callmelennie - October 02, 2012 - Report this comment
You're quite right to say that it isn't the first time "On the Road Again" Indeed, it appears that yours represents the 100th time that this song has been done here. But all that means is that you have very good instincts -- it's a very good song to parody
Rob Arndt - October 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Well done Bill-555! And yes, I already did that title from the soldier's POV! I have 60 OTRA parodies!!!
Patrick - October 03, 2012 - Report this comment
Sorry I missed this yesterday. Liked the line about that "baked ham", I imagine it's just as popular over there as the beer. Never saw "moonscape" and "duct tape" rhymed before. Be careful, come home safe.

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