ABDUL THE RELUCTANT MARTYR

Song
Rob Carlson and David Buskin
Rob Carlson, David Buskin and George Wurzbach
Lyrics from www.modernman3.com/lyric_abdul,htm

The Intifada is the Palestinian uprising against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

The “virgins” refer to the alleged 72 welcoming women in Paradise for martyrs.
Christiane Amanpour is a television news reporter who covered the Middle East.
Yassir is the late Yassir Arafat, head of the PLO and president of the Palestine Authority.
A fatwah is a legal opinion by a Muslim judge.
A Mullah is a Muslim scholar.
“Schmuck” is Yiddish for a loser.

Who’s that sneakin’ away from camp
It’s Abdul
Who’s desert shorts are a little damp
It’s Abdul
Who’s just a little hipper
Than your average Gaza stripper
Who’d rather grow up… than blow up
Any old day of the week!

Eek!

It’s Abdul The reluctant martyr
When it comes to Intifada, he’s a non-starter
That kookie Abdul Just a little bit smarter
Those virgins may sound fine
But you can have his place in line
Because he’s Abdul the reluctant martyr.

(bridge)
Can’t be late, he’s got a date
With Christiane Amanpour
So just tell Yassir no siree
There he goes again makin’ love instead of war
Yassir, that’s Abdul The reluctant martyr
He’s slacker when it comes to fanatic ardor
That crazy Abdul A fatwah disregarder
Tell the mullah he’s out of luck
Go and find some other schmuck
Because he’s Abdul the reluctant martyr!

ABDUL THE RELUCTANT MARTYR