Kabul Shit by Lily Allen

I really like Lily Allen’s Fuck You, a beautiful and funny song in support of LGBT community.  Her other song called Kabul Shit is also very captivating and meaningful. The song is not relevant to Kabul city, but it’s not irrelevant either (see the definition of “Kabul Shit” ). I thought it would be good to share its video and the lyrics here with you.

Lyrics:

There’s a hole in our logic
There’s a hole in the sky
And one day just like magic
We’re all going to die
‘Cause we didn’t turn the lights off
And we didn’t take the bus
Even though we know we should have
Oh, silly old us

Well we should have recycled
And saved our resources
While there’s still someone elses
Someone call the armed forces
And we’ll blame it on terror
Also known as religion
But we shouldn’t feel guilt
For protecting our children

Excuse me, sir
But is this what they call denial
Just to carry on regardless
We’ll only do it for a while
We’ll carry on straight down the line
Down the road to nowhere
Do you know where it is leading us
And do we even wanna go there

I don’t have the answers
I don’t know where we start
Start to pick up all the pieces
Of everything we’ve torn apart
Now, you’d think that we’d be grateful
For the fact we’ve got a choice
Instead we throw it back at people
Who don’t even have a voice

And the teachers always told us
Told us we should love thy neighbor
And my mother always told me
Told me I should vote [new?] labor
But I don’t know who to trust
And I just find it all confusing
All as useless as each other
Past the point of being amusing

Excuse me, sir
But is this what they call denial
Just to carry on regardless
We’ll only do it for a while
We’ll carry on straight down the line
Down the road to nowhere
Do you know where it is leading us
And do we even wanna go there

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Excuse me, sir
But is this what they call denial
Just to carry on regardless
We’ll only do it for a while
We’ll carry on straight down the line
Down the road to nowhere
Do you know where it is leading us
And do we even wanna go there.

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3 thoughts on “Kabul Shit by Lily Allen

    • Thanks for the links. I had a feeling similar to what is described in urbandictionary.com about Kabul Shit; but I had no clue that it has been a well-established term in English language.

  1. I was in the same INGO with the guy that entered ‘kabulshit’ into urban dictionary, After a year there he was thoroughly over the place, its inhabitants and the petty ‘hothouse’ nature of the international community. Mind you, he was based in Herat most of the time and, in his own words only come to Kabul periodically to “get blind drunk, have a decent feed, molest idealistic aid workers, aggravate and look down on headquarter staff and assorted townies who never left the city and catch a flight back to home”

    He also wrote an interesting blog, the Daily Struth which pulled no punches either.

    Haven’t seen or heard from him since 2007, last I heard he got sacked for calling the CD of a well known ECHO funded project that may have been mentioned in said entry ‘a cunt’

    I’d tend to agree with him on that count….

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