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(The Trial Of) John Walker Lindh
HBR composer:   Nat Keefe
times played:   total: 54 
first: 08/06/02
last: 08/05/11
shows since last: 194
musical key:   D
primary vocalist(s):   Nat Keefe
instrumentation:  [underline indicates "primary" instrument where multiple are listed]
Bryan:  bass
Nat:  guitar
Zachary:  mandolin
Aaron:  fiddle
Erik:  banjo, and accordion
lyrics:  

The permissive culture of eastern Marin
Is breeding young warriors for the Taliban
In Tamalpias spacious skies
I can see those wild eyes
I can see those wild eyes
It's quite an adventure for a boy or man
To journey to Afghanistan
But if Allah prevails or the Empire falls
It's about time to give your mom a call
It's about time to give your mom a call

Oh my dear John Walker Lindh
Oh my dear John Walker Lindh
Oh what have you done, dear John Walker Lindh?
Oh the price he has paid
For going all the way
To the end of a question
About the US of A
The cameras will roll
And folks will tune in
When he takes the stand in the trial of John Walker Lindh
Taliban warrior from the hills of Marin

Walking through the hills of Marin
Passing parents and their children
It might sound strange, it might sound grim
But I can see myself in him
But I can see myself in him
Who are we fighting but a wayward son?
Some one that implicates everyone
The Taliban was America's friend
Killing Russians in Afghanistan
The tables turn and the story spins
But I can see myself in them
But I can see myself in them
Can we see ourselves in John Walker Lindh?

(coda:)
Now he feels the cost
I think the boy is the focus of the anger for lives that have been lost
They can't put Osama on trial, at least they can try Marin
And we'll all tune into the trial of John Walker Lindh
Taliban warrior from the hills of Marin

 
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