It's Evening In the Desert
I'm Tired and I'm cold
But I am just a solider
I do what I am told

We Came with the Crusaders
to save the holy land
It's Christmas In Fallujah
and no one gives a damn

And I just got your letter
And this is what I read, you said

I'm fading from your memory
so I'm just as good as dead

We are the armies of the empire
We are the legionnaires of Rome

It's Christmas In Fallujah
and we ain't never coming home

We came to bring these people freedom
we came to fight the infidel

there is no justice in the desert
Because there is no God in Hell

They say Osama's in the mountains
deep in a cave near Pakistan

But there's a sea of blood in Baghdad
A sea of oil in the sand

Between the Tigris and Euphrates
another day comes to an end

it's Christmas In Fallujah
Peace on earth goodwill to men

it's Christmas In Fallujah
hallelujah hallelujah
(hoorah)

it's Christmas In Fallujah
hallelujah hallelujah
(hoorah)

it's Christmas In Fallujah
hallelujah hallelujah
(hoorah)

it's Christmas In Fallujah
hallelujah hallelujah
(hoorah)

Merry Christmas from Fallujah
hallelujah hallelujah
(hoorah)

Merry Christmas from Fallujah
hallelujah hallelujah
(hoorah)

hallelujah hallelujah
(hoorah) x's 4


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    General CommentIm in the Marines and about to spend another Christmas in Iraq. This time i'm not in Falluja but i did spend one Christmas there in 2004 after the assualt. The song has personal meaning for me.

    (I'm fading from your memory
    so I'm just as good as dead)

    Whether hes referring to the American public or our individual families back home i'm not sure. But it reminded me of first time i went home and my little brother didn't recognize me.

    The feeling you get from the song is that we're here as a conquering force not liberators.

    (We are the armies of the empire
    We are the legionnaires of Rome )

    and that we will never accomplish what we set out to do.

    (there is no justice in the desert
    Because there is no God in Hell )

    Either way we (the soldiers and Marines) will do whatever is asked of us until we come home and we won't question the motivation behind the orders.

    (It's Evening In the Desert
    I'm Tired and I'm cold
    But I am just a solider
    I do what I am told)

    (But there's a sea of blood in Baghdad
    A sea of oil in the sand)
    rinoeateron December 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere's a video of Cass Dillon and Billy Joel performing the song here:
    lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/…
    ProfessorKnowItAllon January 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is an AMAZING song - the words are great - and its not just a song Billy Joel fans like, if you have a friend that likes punk rock or heavy metal they can enjoy it too.
    KennyIngramon October 22, 2011   Link

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