Tom Paxton – George W Told The Nation tab
This is a rewrite of "Letter to LBJ" which was recently posted on tompaxton.com by the himself. This transcription is purely my fault, since I couldn't find one around for either this or the original Letter to LBJ version. Enjoy. ============= Capo 2nd Fret Am I got a letter from old George W., Dm It said, "Son, I hate to trouble ya, Am E7 Am But this war of mine is going bad. Am It's time for me to roll the dice; Dm I know you've already been there twice, Am E7 Am But I am sending you back to Baghdad." F C But George W. told the nation, Dm Am "This is not an escalation; Am E7 Am This is just a surge toward victory. F C Just to win my little war, Dm Am I'm sending twenty thousand more, Am E7 Am To help me save Iraq from Iraqis. And, so, I made it to Iraq In time for one more sneak attack, And to my old battalion I was sent. We drive around in our Humvees, Listening to The Black-Eyed Peas And speaking fondly of the president. (To Chorus) Celebrities all come to see us, Grateful they don't have to be us, Politicians show their best face card. Where is Bubba? Where's our leader? Where's our favorite lip reader? AWOL from the Texas National Guard If you're hunkered in Fallujah Wondering who it was who screwed ya, Wondering what became of Shock and Awe! You are feeling semi-certain It has to do with Halliburton, Dick Cheney's why you drew that fatal straw.