Thursday, December 06, 2007

Uptown, antiwar, Man

Nothing brings out the holiday spirit like an anti-war Christmas carol from Billy Joel:

"Christmas In Fallujah"

It's Evening In the Desert
I'm Tired and I'm cold
But I'm just a solder
I do what I am told

We Came with the Crusaders
to save the holy land
It's Christmas In Fallujah
and no one gives a damn

And I just got your letter
And this is what I read you said

I'm fading from your memory
so I'm just as good as dead

We are the armies of the empire
We are the legionnaires of Rome

It's Christmas In Fallujah
and we ain't never coming home

We came to bring these people freedom
we came to fight the infidel

there is no justice in the desert
Because there is no god in hell

They say osama's in the mountains
deep in a cave near Pakistan

But there's a sea of blood in Baghdad
A sea of oil in the sand

Between the Tigris and Euphrates
another day comes to an end

it's Christmas In Fallujah
Peace on earth goodwill to men

it's Christmas In Fallujah
hallelujah hallelujah

The proceeds go to Homes for Our Troops which builds homes for returning, disabled soldiers. So, at least that's a good thing. But, why (oh why) couldn't Joel write a Holiday song that gave TRIBUTE to our soldiers? That would have been a tad more in the spirit.

This is more like it: