He graduated with a degree in Poli-Sci
Premeditated what he would do until he died
And then he faded into a never-rising sky
Surfaced in the airforce, then learned how to fly

Mulligan goes to war
Mulligan goes to war
The days are gone
when he could tell you what he's fighting for
Mulligan goes to war

Flew helicopters with a patriotic grin
Built up brick walls, rarely letting people in
Had his pitfalls and he lived a life of sin
That life is over now, the new one must begin

Mulligan goes to war
Mulligan goes to war
The days are gone
when he could tell you what he's fighting for
Mulligan goes to war

We all gotta go sometimes

Made his living selling real estate
Met his first wife, she came much too late
To save the low man, he was slowly growing mad
He lost his business, the economy went bad

Mulligan goes to war
Mulligan goes to war
The days are gone
when he could tell you what he's fighting for
Mulligan goes to war


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    General CommentI only have a question about one of the lines in this song. When it goes "To save the low man" when i first heard this i thought that low man meant Loman like Willy Loman from Death of a Salesman. Willy eventually drove himslef crazy. That is just what i thought, if anybody knows?
    stellaluna1125on March 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSORRY, I DONT KNOW EITHER. ive knever heard this song before, but the lyrics are tight and i would love to hear it sometime
    Tracyon March 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the song kinda shows how the war and what happens to people there. it can change someone so much. it can even drive them crazy. i like the lines "The days are gone
    when he could tell you what he's fighting for" and the way that you hear all the guys yelling "Mulligan" when it's sang is a really cool effect.
    mikes_konstantineon May 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti thought it was "serviced" in the air force not suface???
    (emo)declinedon May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentno no no all you guys are wrong about this song... i know with the drummers brother and when the band was in high school there was a teacher named Mr. mulligan...and the song is his life story
    thebrowndonkeyon May 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics are actually "to save the lone man" i think.
    iFyoUCjordan2on May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyah something corporate came from CALI!! oh yah.. cali pride.. mauhaahahah
    Crossmyheart13on May 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI attend the high school where Mr. Mulligan teaches, and a friend and I asked him if this song pertains to his life. The song is about his life, and he did teach the guys in the band at Dana Hills High School in Dana Point. Now you all know that this isn't just a rumor, the song is indeed about Mr. Mulligan. If you'd like to see for yourself, go to our school's website: sctritons.com/ and click on teacher schedules. If you scroll down for awhile, you can see his picture. Hope this helps with determining the meaning of the song!
    daniela5586on June 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentklass does he still work at the school?
    is THE TRITONS your school football team?
    o well plz get bak to me
    :D:P )keep smiling(
    allways cushtiee*on June 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentklass does he still work at the school?
    is THE TRITONS your school football team?
    o well plz get bak to me
    :D:P )keep smiling(
    allways cushtiee*on June 19, 2002   Link

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