TALIBAN SONG, THE

TALIBAN SONG, THE
Toby Keith, Scotty Emerick
Tokeco Tunes (BMI)

Dreamworks Record 0044-50435-2, Track 11

All the cliches are still at work: the Middle East/Afghanistan is desert with camels for transportation; the geography is jumbled, as one rides from Afghanistan to Palestine to Turkmenistan; and the politics are reduced to an undiplomatic phone call from President G. W. Bush to Iraq and Iran telling them what is in their national interests. What is new is the straightforward American solution to international problems: “flip the finger” to the Taliban or whomever.

Tokeco Tunes (BMI); Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Big Yellow Dog Music (BMI)

I’m just a middle-aged middle-eastern camel-herdin’ man
I got a little two-bedroom cave here in North Afghanistan
Things used to be real nice and they got out of hand
Since they moved in
They call themselves the Taliban.
Oooh, oooh, the Taliban, baby.

Now I ain’t seen my wife’s face since they came here,
They made her wear a scarf over her head
That covers here from ear to ear
She loves the desert and the hot white sand
But man she’s just like me
No she can’t stand the Taliban
Oooh, oooh, the Taliban, baby.

But you know someday soon we’re both gonna saddle up
And it’ll be ride camel ride
My old lady, she’ll be here with me
Just smilin’ right by my side
We should do just fine out around Palestine
Or maybe Turkmenistan
We’ll bid a fair adieu and flip the finger to
The Taliban.

Now they attacked New York City
‘Cause they thought they could win
Said they would stand and fight until the bloody end
Mr. Bush got on the phone with Iraq and Iran and said
Now you sons-a-bitches you better not be doing any business
With the Taliban.

So we prayed to Allah with all of our might
Until those big U.S. jets came flying in one night
And they dropped little bombs all over their holy land
Man you should have seem them run like rabbits they ran
The Taliban.

But you know someday soon we’re both gonna saddle up
And it’ll be ride camel ride
My old lady she’ll be here with me
Just smilin’ right by my side
We should do just fine out around Palestine
Or maybe Turkmenistan
We’ll bid a fair adieu and flip a couple fingers to
The Taliban.
And we’ll bid a fair adieu and give a big boner to
The Taliban. Taliban.

TALIBAN SONG, THE