JOHN WALKER’S BLUES

Song
Steve Earle
E-Squared, LLC/Sheriden Square Entertainment LLC., New York
Track 4 on Earle’s CD “Jerusalem” (Artemis 751147-2)

I’m just an American boy–raised on MTV
And I’ve seen all those kids in the soda pop ads
But none of ’em looked like me
So I started lookin’ around for a light out of the dim
And the first thing I heard that made sense was the word
Of Muhammed, peace be upon him.

A shadu la ilaha illa Allah,
There is no God but God

If my daddy could see me now–chains around my feet
He don’t understand that sometimes a man
Has to fight for what he believes
And I believe God is great all praise due to him
And if I should die I’ll rise up to the sky
Just like Jesus, peace be upon him.

We came to fight the Jihad and our hearts were pure and strong
As death filled the air we all offered up our prayers
And prepared for our martyrdom
But Allah had some other plan some secret not revealed
Now they’re draggin’ me back with my head in a sack
To the land of the infidel

JOHN WALKER’S BLUES