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Dad's Gonna Kill Me

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I've always been interested in military slang -- it's always colourful, and usually gets to the heart of the matter, and cuts through whatever bullshit the generals and politicians are spouting. There are various websites where GI terminology is posted, as well as GI rap and poetry (of varying quality). This song's title, 'Dad's Gonna Kill Me' is a typical response to existence in Baghdad, along with 'Dad's in a bad mood' and 'Dad's got the blues', also quoted in the song.