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Nineteen Miles To Baghdad

Lizzie West
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Nineteen Miles to Baghdad
what have I become
New York's got snow in April
and I can't locate the sun
tie a yellow ribbon around something
something good has begun

Katy holds up the bible
and you reading this for fun?
Nineteen miles to Baghdad
soldiers load up your guns
and tie a yellow ribbon around something
something good has begun

the boy in the middle he sits down to play
he moves to the window
i can see him as he waves
"Hey, Mac look out!"
Mac calls back, "Billy I'll be careful, I'm just trying to be brave,
so tie a yellow ribbon around something,
something lives beyond the grave."

The field reveals that something was concealed
we make a deal to feel again
to ask what is the means and to what end
what is the cause that we defend?

the flag is flying across the country
me and the band we play the bars
and Glyn she points out to the highway
the flags fly the highest where the people buy their cars

two planes are flying across the country
New York's so pretty in the fall
"Hey Mac, look out!"
Mac calls back, "Billy, I'll be careful, I'm sure they built them to stand so tall."

Now nineteen miles To Baghdad
They fall and we're called
to tie a yellow ribbon around something
something good has begun
tie a yellow ribbon
around something
what have we become?


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