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TOUR OF DUTY LYRICS

Dear Mom and dad I’m off to Iraq
I’m serving my country and I might not come back
With a license to kill and a loaded rifle
I just turned 18 fresh outta high school

I’ve joined the military in hopes of a better life
I already brawl every night I guess I was born to fight
I did it for the tax-free living and the foreign sights
I did it to get my ass in shape in the prime of my life
I volunteered my life wit the greatest intuition
If I sign this paper they’ll pay for my tuition
Plus they got some sign-on cash
Twenty-five G’s now my bank account’s phat
My family I know they’re gonna miss me
Kuz they shipped me off to boot camp out in Mississippi
Fresh outta high school who would give a kid a gun
And teach him how to kill someone before he’s twenty-one
I looked my father in his eyes and felt a sense of pride
Then said goodbye to my mom as she collapsed by my side
With a face made of stone and a rifle in hand
Uncle Sam shipped me off to a land full of sand

Mom and dad I’m off to Iraq
I’m serving my country and I might not come back
With a license to kill and a loaded rifle
I just turned 18 fresh outta high school
I’m a gi joe pop look at me now
I hope I’m finally makin you proud
Unlike a war movie people really are shooting
It’s my destiny to fulfil my tour of duty

Fresh off the plane ready to fight
There’s no time to sit down and enjoy the sites
The temperature’s around120 degrees
Sand blows in my face during a windy breeze
This land is foreign these people are crazy
I am a Christian the Muslims hate me
The land where violence flows is never silent no
Death’s right around the corner everywhere you go
These cats out here they just wanna hurt ya
Their faces are covered up behind a burka
I’m thousands of miles away from home/
Awake from gunshots and the injured that moan
Backin my squad on the advance
We got ambushed by militant’s in van’s
A jihad from hodgie isn’t surprising
Oh my god shrapnel shredded inside me

Mom and dad I’m off to Iraq
I’m serving my country and I might not come back
With a license to kill and a loaded rifle
I just turned 18 fresh outta high school
I’m a gi joe pop look at me now
I hope I’m finally makin you proud
Unlike a war movie people really are shooting
It’s my destiny to fulfil my tour of duty

Shrapnel just shredded my intestines
Out the other side bullets left an impression
With blood gushin out my wounds shakin in my boots
Thinkin in my head the good guys not supposed to lose
Applying pressure to stop the puncture
He kept callin out for his mother
Mommy it’s dark and and I’m cold
In the middle of a desert somehow I’m froze
Tell daddy I love him tell my brother goodbye
Let my cousins and my friends know i’ll be by there sides
I’m coughing up blood a little morphine is all that I want
I was ready to die and wilt like a flower
After bleeding to death for the past half an hour
Then a miracle happened an Allie picked me up
And carried me to safety just like Forest Gump

Mom and dad I’m off to Iraq
I’m serving my country and I might not come back
With a license to kill and a loaded rifle
I just turned 18 fresh outta high school
I’m a gi joe pop look at me now
I hope I’m finally makin you proud
Unlike a war movie people really are shooting
It’s my destiny to fulfil my tour of duty