Get Out Now!

  • tune: Union Maid

We went to war one day
And now can’t get away.
The Afghans know how to run the show.
They’ve never given way.
Al Qaida was our aim,
And bombing was our game.
Al Qaida fled, our face was red.
Our strategy was lame.

They think you can’t stop war
Until you’ve won it.
Once you’ve begun it
You’ve got to stay.

But we can’t win a war against the Afghans,
Why are we fighting them anyway?

The warlords are in charge.
Corruption is at large.
Once we invade the plot is laid
They counter every raid.
The lesson we ignore
Was Vietnam before.
Let’s get out now, let’s take a vow—
Why should we ask for more?