"Letter From Iraq" as written by and Wayne Carson Thompson Wayne Carson....
The hot Sunni sun
Passes Moaning Mosque Spire.
B-company's pinned down
And under heavy fire.
Underneath the palms
There's improvised bombs.
Because Jihad Johnny
Knows- Yankee is a liar.

An eye for an eye.
And blood for Texas Tea.
At the call to prayer
Al Queda's on his knees.
Isac vs. Ishmael.
Allah vs. Christ.
Somebody is on the offense
Picking up the beat.

There's celebratory fire
And a purple thumb vote.
Tom cruise is on a sortie
From a gulf love boat.
Smart bombs are a coming,
See the children running.
The dead are all laughing,
But we don't get the joke.

An eye for an eye.
And blood for Texas Tea.
At the call to prayer
Al Queda's on his knees.
Isac vs. Ishmael.
Allah vs. Christ.
Somebody is on the offense
Picking up the beat.

They lost another friend today.
It's getting rough over there.
They say the whole things fucked.
I wish the boys were back.
At least I know they're still alive.
Another letter from Iraq.

Presents full of Christmas loot.
All that's left of Bullet Billy
Is a pair of bloody boots.
His mom is on the phone,
His girl is all alone.
We all stand in the rain
For a twenty-one gun salute.


Lyrics submitted by punkpirate

"Letter from Iraq" as written by Michael H Mcdermott Garett Reppenhagen

Lyrics © TERRORBIRD PUBLISHING LLC

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    General Commenti can't believe no one has commented on ths song yet. it's pretty obvious what it's about. they're saying the war is pointless.
    i'm guessing bullet Billy is one of their friends who died in the war, and that's saying that the war tears lives apart.
    Pakana Sieluon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is pieces of a letter sent to the Souls by a soldier stationed in Iraq.
    knifefighton August 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song was actually written by a Sniper who was fighting in Iraq (not on his correspondence)

    another song "Last Letter Home" by Dropkick Murphys (Warrior's Code) was written based on correspondence from a Sargeant who was stationed in Iraq before he died.
    LarsFrederiksenon September 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy new favorite song by Bouncing Souls. I like how they don't specifically pick a side by saying the war is right or wrong. They just kinda say that both of the sides that are fighting the war are wrong and say how the war is just really messed up.
    stayfluffyon August 29, 2010   Link

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