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South Hill ukulele

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Intro: C
C
When my girl got pregnant well I dropped right out of school
                                     F
But there's no work in South Hill so what else could I do?
                                          C
The recruiter's came-a-knocking when this whole damn thing began
                                              G5  C
They promised me a college education food and medicine
C
They said I wouldn't spend a dime if I got deployed overseas
                                   F
Plus Baghdad is safer now than old Washington, DC
                                                 C
So I signed that dotted line right quick and in a blink of an eye
                                       G5        C
I found myself at Fort Benning where I practiced forming lines
C
Well Fallujah became my home, my comfort and my dread
                                             F
The marines that came through first man they tore this place to shreds
                                           C
With the sound of crushing Amtracs and the whine of their Humvee's
                                       G5                C
Calling in them A-10 air strikes man I wish I could have seen it
C
But when we got to town I realized we were only legs
                               F
We do dismounted patrols we do searches and do raids
                                             C
We hear the crack of small arms fire and the blast from IED's
                              G5                C
We hurry up and wait, suck in dust and stay low key


G5                     F              C
And I cannot stop this pounding in my head
G5                                                F                    C
I thought we were doing right but that's not what folks back home have said
F                      G5           C              F
Sometimes I can't tell which way is up or which is down
                                G5          F
But I'm oddly at ease with this chaos all around


C
Then one day out on patrol doing time out in the heat
                                             F
We were ordered to a neighborhood to talk to folks out on the street
                                    C
To gather information on where some weapons may be stored
                                                       G5                  C
Or to see if the Mujahideen had hauled them off out of Fallujah and to the north
C
Well my platoon got lost and made more then one wrong turn
                                                  F
We should have called in our position fast but we blamed each other first
                                     C
Then we started taking sniper fire - god damn them all
                                                G5                  C
We couldn't find the shooter no where he had us pinned down one and all
C
Well friendies they caught up and we took back that god damned street
                                 F
But something wasn't right and I was feeling really weak
                                            C
My adrenaline was high and I was scared and I could hardly breathe
                                     G5                  C
I heard doc argue with the Sarg that morphine might kill me
C
That's the last thing I remember that and heat and clear blue sky
                                            F
And thinking about my girl back home and my daughters little eyes
                                            C
I took that bullet in Fallujah and I'm laid up in Germany
                                             G5     C
And I'm headed back stateside to the care of Walter Reed


G5                  F              C
And I cannot feel a thing below my waist
G5                   F                  C
Doc tried to help me man but it was too late
F                G5     C               F
Now I don't know who is right or who is wrong
                        G5              C
But I'm fucked up and I want to go back home
G5                     F              C
And I cannot stop this pounding in my head
G5                                                F                    C
I thought we were doing right but that's not what folks back home have said
F                      G5           C              F
Sometimes I can't tell which way is up or which is down
                       G5            C
But one day I'll stand firmly on the ground
                       G5            C
Yes one day I'll stand firmly on the ground
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