Kabul Lyrics

2018 Off-Broadway
The Boy Who Danced on Air the Musical - Kabul Lyrics


"Kabul" is a song performed by Jonathan Raviv from The Boy Who Danced on Air the Musical.

All the fanciest cars
Driving through the bazars
And the women wore gold,
And a mosque made of marble so clean it looked new,
It was centuries old.
Saw a luxury hotel and a college as well,
Ten thousand enrolled,
And tourists who stood in awe
As they marvelled at what they saw.

Kabul,
Kabul.
Where people could see the country we’d be.
Our future,
Strong and growing fast,
but with its roots still in the past.
It was grand,
It was beautiful,
It was ours.

‘Cause the British were gone,
Fifty years they’d been gone.
So we finally had peace,
And we had our own king,
And we made our own laws,
Our own police.
There was no one who doubt
That our stature and clout
Would only increase,
Our traditions
Kept us strong.
A foundation we were sure would never steer us wrong.

Kabul,
Kabul.
Where people could see the country we’d be.
Our future.
My father used to say
One day the world will look this way,
It was grand,
It was beautiful,
It was ours.

Then these foreign theories,
Slowly began to spread.
We were communists and democrats,
we should have been afghans instead!
Both sides went straight to war,
For nations were called in to help us,
So the soviets came and destroyed all we had,
the Americans bombed what was left.

They took what we built
And they drove it off a cliff.
Destroying what was,
In the name of what if.

Kabul,
Kabul.
All you can see
Is dust and debris,
Destruction.
The city’s torn apart
And it would break my father’s heart.
Now it’s dying,
Now it’s crumbling,
Now it’s theirs.

[Thanks to natalie + ashtar for lyrics]

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