Far Afghanistan

Album: Before This World (2015)
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  • Back home Indiana, we just learn to get along
    Civilized and socialized they teach you right from wrong
    How to hold your liquor and how to hold your tongue
    How to hold a woman or a baby or a gun

    But nothing will prepare you for the far Afghanistan
    You can listen to their stories and pick up what you can
    You listen to their stories maybe read a book or two
    Until they send you out there, man you haven't got a clue

    Oh the Hindu Kush, the Band-e Amir, the Hazara

    They tell you a tradition in the hills of Kandahar
    They say young boys are taken to the wilderness out there
    Taken to the mountain alone and in the night
    If he makes it home alive they teach him how to fight

    They fought against the Russians, they fought against the Brits
    They fought old Alexander, talking 'bout him ever since
    And after 9/11 here comes your Uncle Sam
    Another painful lesson in the far Afghanistan

    I was ready to be terrified and ready to be mad
    I was ready to be homesick, the worst I've ever had
    I expected to be hated and insulted to my face
    But nothing could prepare me for the beauty of the place

    No matter what they tell you all soldiers talk to God
    It's a private conversation written in your blood
    The enemy's no different, badass holy wind
    That crazy bastard talks to God and his God talks back to him Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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