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Six Cents a Pound
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The US paid $500 million for war planes for Afghanistan that didn't function properly so they destroyed them and sold the scrap metal for six cents a pound.
Acoustic - Folk
Charts #104 today (peak #52)
Charts #15 in subgenre today (peak #9)
tom neilson
Tom Neilson
October 24, 2015
MP3 4.8 MB
160 kbps bitrate
4:14 minutes
Story behind the song
The US paid $500 million for war planes for Afghanistan that didn't function properly so they destroyed them and sold the scrap metal for six cents a pound.
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500 million dollars, you paid for 20 planes For the Afghan Air Force in 20-08 to support the Kabul reign They were transport planes G222s, but none of them seemed to fly Too many performance and maintenance problems To keep them up in the sky. So they sat on the tarmac in Kabul, 20 planes just hanging around Till the US army destroyed them & sold the scrap metal at 6 cents a pound. 6 cents a pound, 6 cents a pound, For G222s just hanging around What could we have bought with 500 million in hand ‘Stead of buying scrap metal for Afghanistan. But war is good business; it’s win-win you see For the weapons, & gas & oil industry; We can only make weapons if you foot the bill We can only have war if you vote to kill. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not one to complain I’d rather scrap metal than a war aeroplane But I’d rather scrap metal build me a bridge Or a school or a home where someone could live. 6 cents a pound… Well 500 million is just a grain of sand. Cause it’s 45 billion that’s out on the lamm; Of money for weapons gone from the till Well I’d rather scrap metal than weapons that kill. Now here at home, we got a lemon law You get your money back if you find a flaw War industry got to stand behind what it made Cause at 6 cents a pound, that’s a lot of lemonade. 6 cents a pound… When you buy an airplane, you should get a warranty That it’ll fly in the air and not fall on me. But when all is said and done, it is fine by me At 6 cents a pound - scrap the military. 6 cents a pound..
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