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Thread #98158   Message #1945107
Posted By: Songster Bob
23-Jan-07 - 12:14 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Sixteen Tons - parodies
Subject: Lyr Add: 300 TONS (Bob Clayton)
Remeber those ammo dumps we didn't guard in Iraq? The ones with IAEA seals on 'em? I wrote this concerning the incident:

300 Tons


You lose 300 tons, and what do you get?
Another car bombing with every sunset.
The pres says he's not the one we should blame,
But the people won't stand for that little game.

We got a little problem down in Iraq,
Lost a bunch of weapons, and can't get 'em back.
We won all the battles in our oil-grabbing war,
But didn't put guards on the armory door!

Repeat Chorus

We had HMX and RDX, too,
Locked up by the international crew.
We sent in our armies to guard the oil fields,
But left all those explosives for the baddies to steal.

Repeat Chorus

We invaded that country to bring self-rule,
But the way we went about it was run by a fool.
We forgot to guard explosives with our soldiers and guns,
So now we're getting blown up one by one.

Repeat Chorus

Copyright 2004 Bob Clayton