Toby Keith, Ballad Of Balad Lyrics

Ballad Of Balad Lyrics

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Toby Keith - Ballad Of Balad Lyrics


Featuring The Hogliners

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 FOB. 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, ahh 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
low water ditches. And we took aim and killed all them son of a bitches.

(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, ahh 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've ever did see. He said why are you laughin', you've got
lots of nerve. Over here in the desert, we grade on a 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, ahh but you never told me I'd get my ass shot at.

(Then the Marines come in) "Oh you never told him he'd get his ass shot at."


[Thanks to Todd Zollman, MoodyBlues for lyrics]


[Thanks to Ian H Pedersen, Todd for corrections]


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