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I quit school in the tenth grade and I grew out my hair I. got me a job doin' lawn mower repair I.
met an Army recruiter down at the Winn-Dixie He. said son you've no future pack, up and go with me The.
first place we landed was a base called Balad They. convoyed our asses to a 10 acre F O.B.With. my boots and my cover and an old M-16 two, bottles of water and a cold MRE (Chorus).

Oh
you'll, meet lots of new friends and you're sure to get paid We'll. show you the world and we'll teach you a trade It's.
not a job it's, an adventure Oh. yes sir I got that ah, but, you never told me I'd get my ass shot at You. never told me I'd get my ass shot at The.

first night in combat we went on patrol They. ambushed our convoy and we chased the assholes We. found them all hidin' in the water ditches And. we took aim and killed all them son of a bitches Ah.

yeah (Chorus),

You'll

meet lots of new friends and you're sure to get paid We'll. show you the world and we'll teach you a trade It's.
not a job it's, an adventure Oh. yes sir I got that ah, but, you never told me I'd get my ass shot at You. never told me I'd get my ass shot at Walked.

in on my buddy with a female MP Ugliest. woman you ever did see He.
said why are you laughin' you've, got lots of nerve Over. here in the desert we, grade on the curve (Chorus).

Oh
you'll, meet lots of new friends and you're sure to get paid We'll. show you the world and we'll teach you a trade It's. not a job it's, an adventure Oh. yes sir I got that ah, but, you never told me I'd get my ass shot at Oh.

you never told him he'd get his ass shot at



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