The Good Fight Goes Bad: A Song for the "Good" War in Afghanistan

If the troops in Afghanistan were given the proper resources to actually hunt down the terrorists we are there to get, the war in Iraq would be even less popular. Our song this week is about how the last vestiges of support for the Iraq war are dependent on stalls in the forgotten “good” war. Enjoy.

Click the player below to hear the song

Right click this and select “save link as” to download this song.

The Good Fight Goes Bad

A row of mountain caves on page A34
Just before the classifieds, the older brother of the wars
Plods along towards disarray with distraction unsurpassed
All diverted to the west, overshadowed and understaffed
If this all went up to plan, they’d catch that fish they’d like to fry
The rationale behind that mess out in the desert would quickly die
So they’ll run this out on low, ’cause when a product’s doing well
And it’s flying off the shelves, the competition’s hard to sell

To a throng of the fastest forgetters
As the central front moves away from the center
The planes come and go but the dead just get deader
When the good fight goes bad, it makes the bad one look better

In the backs of morning minds, on the footnotes of the page
They all languish in the shadows of the other’s failing grade
Because the one that came before is now an afterthought
There’s no such thing as a good war, but if there was I’ve fast forgot
I’m not distrustful all the time but I’m afraid that’s where I’m at
The squeaky wheel it gets the grease, not when the other tire’s flat
The forgotten 20,000, a battalion undiscussed
Scribbled on a postcard home, “Hey, remember us?”

Out on display for the fastest forgetters
As the central front moves away from the center
A sad paradox that you can quote to the letter
When the good fight goes bad, it makes the bad one look better

In the face of one unparalleled disaster
Modest failure’s easy to ignore
It’s hard to bring this up in conversation
No one mentions either one anymore
And if a helicopter crashes in the forest, and no one can report
Does it still make a noise? I don’t know fore sure

On display for the fastest forgetters
As the central front moves away from the center
The planes come and go but the dead just get deader
When the good fight goes bad, it makes the bad one look better

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: