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JOHN WALKER'S BLUES
Steve Earle


I'm just an American boy, raised on MTV

And I've seen all the kids in the soda pop ads

But none of 'em look like me.

So I started lookin' around for a light out of the dim

And the first thing I heard that made sense was the word

Of Mohammed, peace be upon him


A shadu la ilaha illa Allah

There is no God but God


If my daddy could see me now ' chains around my feet

He don't understand that sometimes a man's

got to fight for what he believes

And I believe God is great, all praise due to him

And if I should die, I'll rise up to the sky

Just like Jesus, peace be upon him


We came to fight the Jihad, and our hearts were pure and strong.

As death filled the air, we all offered up prayers

And prepared for our martyrdom.

But Allah had some other plan, some secret not revealed

Now they're draggin' me back with my head in a sack

To the land of the infidel.


A shadu la ilaha illa Allah

A shadu la ilaha illa Allah


STEVE EARLE

Steve Earle (born Stephen Fain Earle on January 17, 1955 in San Antonio, Texas) is a singer-songwriter best known for his country music and rock 'n roll tinged "alt-country." He is also a published writer, a keen political activist (particularly in protesting against the death penalty in the U.S., as in his song "Ellis Unit One" from the movie Dead Man Walking), and has written and directed a play. Earle also had small roles on the HBO television shows "The Wire" and "Treme". ... Read More