LOADING ...

Far Afghanistan

Song info

"Far Afghanistan" (2015) on the album Before This World(2015).
It was written by JAMES TAYLOR.
Published by Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.

"Far Afghanistan" Videos

James Taylor Far Afghanistan
James Taylor Far Afghanistan
Why James Taylor is still ‘endlessly interested’ in making music
Why James Taylor is still ‘endlessly interested’ in making music
[ALBUM] JAMES TAYLOR -  Before This World FULL ALBUM (2015)
[ALBUM] JAMES TAYLOR - Before This World FULL ALBUM (2015)
Uruguay, moto - Ruta 19 - Rocha - Fuerte San Miguel - JAMES TAYLOR: Far Afghanistan
Uruguay, moto - Ruta 19 - Rocha - Fuerte San Miguel - JAMES TAYLOR: Far Afghanistan
James Taylor - BBC 1971 - Long Ago And Far Away
James Taylor - BBC 1971 - Long Ago And Far Away
You and I Again - Behind the Song
You and I Again - Behind the Song
FAR FROM AFGHANISTAN  Trailer | Festival 2012
FAR FROM AFGHANISTAN Trailer | Festival 2012
Teaser - James Taylor's Before This World
Teaser - James Taylor's Before This World
James Taylor - "Stretch of the Highway" [Madrid 18/03/2015]
James Taylor - "Stretch of the Highway" [Madrid 18/03/2015]
Montana - Before This World
Montana - Before This World
James Taylor - Before This World / Jolly Springtime
James Taylor - Before This World / Jolly Springtime
James Taylor - Stretch of the Highway
James Taylor - Stretch of the Highway
James Taylor - Montana & Only One - Kelly & Michael (Live)
James Taylor - Montana & Only One - Kelly & Michael (Live)
James Taylor - Song for You Far Away
James Taylor - Song for You Far Away
IN CONCERT '' JAMES TAYLOR '' LIVE JULY 2009
IN CONCERT '' JAMES TAYLOR '' LIVE JULY 2009
James Taylor -  Montana
James Taylor - Montana
James Taylor "Today Today Today" Live @ The Apollo Theater // SiriusXM
James Taylor "Today Today Today" Live @ The Apollo Theater // SiriusXM
James Taylor Utrecht 2015 Stretch Of The Highway new song
James Taylor Utrecht 2015 Stretch Of The Highway new song
James Taylor - Before This World - Ganzes Album 2015
James Taylor - Before This World - Ganzes Album 2015
James Taylor’s New Approach To Songwriting Takes Hold On ‘Before This World’
James Taylor’s New Approach To Songwriting Takes Hold On ‘Before This World’

Lyrics

Back home Indiana, we just learn to get along
Civilized and socialized they teach you right from wrong
How to hold your liquor and how to hold your tongue
How to hold a woman or a baby or a gun

But nothing will prepare you for the far Afghanistan
You can listen to their stories and pick up what you can
You listen to their stories maybe read a book or two
Until they send you out there, man you haven't got a clue

Oh the Hindu Kush, the Band-e Amir, the Hazara

They tell you a tradition in the hills of Kandahar
They say young boys are taken to the wilderness out there
Taken to the mountain alone and in the night
If he makes it home alive they teach him how to fight

They fought against the Russians, they fought against the Brits
They fought old Alexander, talking 'bout him ever since
And after 9/11 here comes your Uncle Sam
Another painful lesson in the far Afghanistan

I was ready to be terrified and ready to be mad
I was ready to be homesick, the worst I've ever had
I expected to be hated and insulted to my face
But nothing could prepare me for the beauty of the place

No matter what they tell you all soldiers talk to God
It's a private conversation written in your blood
The enemy's no different, badass holy wind
That crazy bastard talks to God and his God talks back to him