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Country Joe speaks to the new millennium

“I Feel like I’m Fixin’ to Die Rag – 2002”

by Country Joe McDonald

2002 lyric changes by Tom Evans



Come on all of you women and men

Uncle Sam needs your help again



He’s got himself all worried and sad

About Hussein over in Baghdad

So put down your laptop and pick up a gun

We’re gonna have a whole lot of fun!

CHORUS (after each verse)

And it’s 1, 2, 3, what are we fightin’ for?

Don’t ask me I don’t give a jack, next stop is in Iraq

And it’s 5, 6, 7, open up the pearly gates

There ain’t no time to wonder why – whoopie ! – we’re all gonna die

Come on generals, lets move fast

Your big chance is here at last

Now you can go get those towel heads

Cuz the only good Iraqi is one that’s dead

And you know that peace can only be won

When we’ve blown them all to kingdom come

Come on Wall Street, don’t be slow

Man, the economy needs to go

There’s plenty of money to be made

Supplying the army with tools of the trade

Just hope and pray if they drop the bomb

They drop it on ol’ Saddam

Come on mothers throughout the land

Pack your girls off to play in the sand

Come on fathers don’t hesitate

Send your sons off before it’s too late

And you can be the first one on the block

To have your kid come home in a box.

(If you youngsters don’t know the melody just ask your folks!)

Peace,

Tom Evans

Basalt


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