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Army Lyrics

from The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner

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"Army" is track #1 on the album The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner. It was written by Folds.
"Army" is track #1 on the album The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner. It was written by Folds.

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Well I thought about the army
Dad said, "Son you're fuckin' high"
And I thought, yeah there's a first for everything
So I took my old man's advice

Three sad semesters
It was only 15 grand spent in bed
I thought about the army
I dropped out and joined a band instead

Grew a mustache and a mullet
Got a job at Chick-Fil-A
Citing artistic differences
The band broke up in May

And in June reformed without me
And they'd got a different name
I nuked another grandma's apple pie
And hung my head in shame, oh

I've been thinkin' a lot today
I've been thinkin' a lot today
Oh, I think I'll write a screenplay
Oh, I think I'll take it to L A
Oh, I think I'll get it done yesterday, ah, shit

In this time of introspection
On the eve of my election
I say to my reflection
God please spare me more rejection

'Cause my peers they criticize me
And my ex-wives all despise me
Try to put it all behind me
But my redneck past is nipping at my heels

I've been thinking a lot today
I've been thinking a lot today
I've been thinking a lot today
I thought about the army

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