"Dad's Gonna Kill Me" as written by and Richard Thompson....
Out in the desert there's a soldier lying dead
Vultures pecking the eyes out of his head
Another day that could have been me there instead
Nobody loves me here
Nobody loves me here

Dad's gonna kill me
Dad's gonna kill me

You hit the booby trap and you're in pieces
With every bullet your risk increases
Old ali baba, he's a different species
Nobody loves me here
Nobody loves me here

Dad's gonna kill me
Dad's gonna kill me

I'm dead meat in my humv frankenstein
I hit the road block, somehow I never hit the mine
The dice rolled and I got lucky this time

And dad's gonna kill me
And dad's gonna kill me

I've got a wife, a kid, another on the way
I might get home if I can live through today
Before I came out here I never used to pray
Nobody loves me here
Nobody loves me here

Dad's gonna kill me

Woo, dad's in a bad mood, dad's got the blues
It's someone else's mess that I didn't choose
At least we're winning on the Fox evening news
Nobody loves me here
Nobody loves me here

Dad's gonna kill me
Dad's gonna kill me

Dawn patrol went out and didn't come back
Hug the wire and pray like I told you, Mac
Or they'll be shovelling bits of you into a sack

And dad's gonna kill me
And dad's gonna kill me

Who's that stranger walking in my dreams?
Whose that stranger cast a shadow ‘cross my heart?
Who's that stranger, I dare speak his name?
Must be old death a-walking
Must be old death a-walking

Dad's gonna kill me

Seven muzzle monkeys standing in a row
Standing, waiting for the sandbox to blow
Sitting targets in the wild west show

Nobody loves me here
Nobody loves me here

Dad's gonna kill me
Dad's gonna kill me

Another angel got his wings this week
Charbroiled with his own willie pete
Nobody's dying if you speak double-speak

And dad's gonna kill me
And dad's gonna kill me
And dad's gonna kill me


Lyrics submitted by asha_07, edited by ChuckMarvel

"Dad's Gonna Kill Me" as written by Richard John Thompson

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song’s written through the eyes of an American soldier fighting in Iraq. The ‘dad’ in the song is slang for Baghdad. Other slang used -
    Frankenstein - HUMV customised with extra armour plating
    Muzzle Monkey - a GI
    Angel - A deceased GI
    Willie Pete - Napalm
    Ali Baba – An Arab
    asha_07on September 15, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentBit of a correction to my earlier post - Willie Pete is a slang term for a White Phosphorus (WP) grenade - not Napalm.
    asha_07on November 29, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAsha, total agreement with you re: song meaning.
    Ole Ali Baba is a different Species - The Middle East is an Ancient Culture - as an American We cannot understand their past.
    Nobody loves me here/ Nobody Wants me Here: Iraq didn't ask America to invade, nor do they feel any love for us in general/
    As bad as Saddam was/ the people had clean water, electricity, Saddam was secular not a muslim extremist
    If Al Quada is there now - America Invited them in.
    Saddam would have blown Al Quada up
    Saddam was evil no doubt

    Double Speak - what we hear/ what is fact/ two totally different matters.
    ak47doubletapon September 29, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe season premiere of Sons of Anarchy season 3 ended with this song. Richard Thompson should use that portion of the episode as a music video. Great screen play!
    Clavo21on January 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentListen closely to the song... The lyrics "I hit the road block, god knows I never hit the mine", should be 'I hit the road block, somehow I never hit the mine'
    georgios10on March 21, 2017   Link

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