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Busman's Holiday
Allah-Las Lyrics


Spent two years of my life in a foreign land.
Came home to my own wife, had a different man.
Saw fifteen sons and fathers lying on the ground.
Just one click of my thumb, everybody's down.

Oh it seems that this had become a dream.
Life ain't just what it seems.
Still run by ancient schemes.

And oh, it shows
On the faces of those that know.
Blood flows where the money's stowed
Gotta get your hands ?

But hey, what is anybody tryin'a say?

Spent two years of my life in a foreign land,
Came home to find my mind still stuck in the sand.
There are things I never thought that I could do.
I had to tell myself "Did 'em all for you."

Oh it seems that this had become a dream.
Life ain't just what it seems,
Still run by ancient schemes.

And oh, it shows
On the faces of those who know.
Blood flows where the money's stowed.
Gotta get your hands ?

But hey, what is anybody gonna say?

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RJ Lewis

Spent two years of my life in a foreign land.
Came home to my young wife, as a different man.
Saw fifteen sons and fathers lying on the ground.
Just one click of my thumb, everybody's down.

Oh it seems, nightmares have become of dreams.
Life ain't just what it seems.
Still run by ancient schemes.

And oh, it shows
On the faces of those that know.
Blood flows where the money's stowed
Try to get your hands on gold

But hey, why is anybody tryin'a see?

Spent two years of my life in a foreign land,
Came home to find my mind still stuck in the sand.
Did things I never thought that I could do.
I had to tell myself did ‘em all for you.

Oh it seems, nightmares have become of dreams.
Life ain't just what it seems,
Still run by ancient schemes.

And oh, it shows
On the faces of those who know.
Blood flows where the money's stowed.
Gotta get your hands on gold

But hey, when is anybody gonna see?



Stefania K

Spent two years of my life in a foreign land.
Came home to my own wife, had a different man.
Saw fifteen sons and fathers lying on the ground.
Just one click of my thumb, everybody's down.

Oh it seems that this had become a dream.
Life ain't just what it seems.
Still run by ancient schemes.

And oh, it shows
On the faces of those that know.
Blood flows where the money's stowed
Try to getcha hands on gold(?)

But hey, what is anybody tryin'a say?
Spent two years of my life in a foreign land,
Came home to find my mind still stuck in the sand.
There are things I never thought that I could do.
I had to tell myself "Did 'em all for you."

Oh it seems that this had become a dream.
Life ain't just what it seems,
Still run by ancient schemes.

And oh, it shows
On the faces of those who know.
Blood flows where the money's stowed.
Gotta get your hands on gold(?)

But hey, what is anybody gonna say?



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Curious Engineer

This song kept us sane while we were in Afghanistan.  Rest in peace brothers

Michael W

man that experience tied to this music must be a surreal memory

petelovesmusic79

Thank you for your service.

HipsterHendrix

Really been thinking about this, its eerily just like the rise of garage rock in Vietnam with the likes of creedance, this song in some ways is our modern equivalent to fortunate sons, the guitars, the lyrics, everything.

Jack Redneck

damn that band is awesome, such a potent 60s psychedelic sound.. really wish there were more groups like allah-las these days

Elena Radic

check out "Ponta Preta". French buddies, verrrry good

F-amerika

The Roaring 420's fit the bill.

Kapil Joshey

Check out Brian Jonestown Massacre, Black Market Karma, Magic Shoppe, Bananagun, Magic Castles

prankster1590

'White Fence' is also (beyond) amazing. And also checkout 'the roaring 420's'

FrancisHatesYou

I know this is old but I made a Spotify playlist full of modern bands inspired by 60s psych and folk. Anyone who likes this and wants more similar stuff should check it out!
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2WgyjGFQnCtKH9eR8pwYtc?si=oaJLOATBTB2BrR2tR-id2w

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