Yes, The Chapter Titles Mean Something

Music means so much to me. You may have noticed that the chapters of the Afghanistan Story are lyrics to songs. I have listed what the specific songs and artists are below. I have also created a playlist on YouTube and a friend made a playlist on Spotify for those who want to listen to the soundtrack. These songs have more than surface level meaning to me from over the years so listen to the songs while you read for some foreshadowing.

Don Henley has some sort of copyright law for America so use a VPN to find Chapter 2 on YouTube.

I listen to music while writing, while working, while driving, and sometimes the lyrics just click and say more about how I feel than I do.

Chapter 1- Every Grain of Sand by Bob Dylan (Every Grain of Sand)

Chapter 2- End of the Innocence by Don Henley (Offer Up Your Best Defense, This is the End of the Innocence)

Chapter 3- .45 by Shinedown (And I’m Staring Down the Barrel of a .45)

Chapter 4- It’s the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Chapter 5- Smokin’ In the Boy’s Room by Motley Crue (Smokin’ In The Boy’s Room)

Chapter 6- Louie, Louie by The Kingsmen (Louie, Louie, Oh No, Saying We Gotta Go)

Chapter 7- Broken by Seether (‘Cuz I’m Broken When I’m Lonesome)

Chapter 8- Boom Like That by Mark Knopfler (Boom Like That)

Chapter 9- Hold the Line by Toto (Hold The Line, Love Isn’t Always On Time)

Chapter 10- Walk Away, Renee by The Four Tops (Just Walk Away, Renee)

Chapter 11- Don’t Trust a Ho by 3OH!3 (Don’t Trust a Ho, Don’t Trust Me)

Chapter 12- Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses (Welcome To The Jungle, It Gets Worse Here Every Day)

Chapter 13- On Marine Suicide

Chapter 14- Hotel California by The Eagles (And I Was Thinking To Myself, This Could Be Heaven or This Could be Hell)

Chapter 15- Nightmares And Anxiety And Government Failure, Oh My!

Chapter 16- Dust in the Wind by Kansas (All We Are Is Dust In The Wind)

Chapter 17- I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die-Rag by Country Joe McDonald (Come On All Of You Big Strong Men, Uncle Sam Needs Your Help Again)

Chapter 18- A Dyke, A Bitch, Or A Whore?

Chapter 19- Enter the Young by The Association (Enter The Young by R.J. Virkler )

Chapter 20- I Want You by The Beatles (She’s So Heavy…Heavy, Heavy, Heavy, Heavy)

Chapter 21- Female Marines in Combat

Chapter 22-Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf (Get Your Motor Runnin’, Head Out On The Highway)

Chapter 23- Act Naturally by Buck Owens and the Buckaroos (We’ll Make A Film About A Man That’s Sad and Lonely And All I Gotta Do Is Act Naturally)

Chapter 24- Radio Song by R.E.M. (But Damn That Radio Song)

Chapter 25- We’re Going To Be Friends by The White Stripes (I Can Tell That We Are Gonna Be Friends)

Chapter 26- Headstrong by Trapt (I Know That You Are Wrong And This Is Not Where You Belong)

Chapter 27- Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant (Down In The Street There Is Violence)

Chapter 28- Bodies by Drowning Pool (Let The Bodies Hit The Floor (Warning: Graphic))

Chapter 29- Half A World Away by R.E.M. (Half A World Away)

Chapter 30- Duck and Run by Three Doors Down (I Won’t Duck and Run)

Chapter 31- Today by The Smashing Pumpkins (Today Is The Greatest)

Chapter 32- The Bad Touch by The Bloodhound Gang (You And Me, Baby, Ain’t Nothing But Mammals)

Chapter 33- With Arms Wide Open by Creed (And Tears Of Joy Stream Down My Face)

Chapter 34- Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns ‘N Roses (Oh, Sweet Child of Mine)

Chapter 35- Take It Easy by The Eagles (I’ve Been Running Down The Road Trying to Loosen My Load)

Chapter 36- Hold My Hand by Hootie and the Blowfish (Hold My Hand)

Chapter 37- Top of the World by Imagine Dragons (I’m on Top Of The World)

Chapter 38- Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson (I’m Starting With The Man In The Middle)

Chapter 39- Afghanistan Timeline Adjustments

Chapter 40- You’re Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins(You’re Gonna Wish These Days Hadn’t Gone By So Fast)

Chapter 41- Chitty Chitty Bang, Bang We Love You(Chitty Chitty Bang, Bang We Love You)

Chapter 42- Fall To Pieces by Velvet Revolver (I Fall To Pieces)

Chapter 43- Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold (It’s Your Fucking Nightmare)

Chapter 44- Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits (You Did Not Desert Me, My Brother in Arms)

Chapter 45- The Warhawk’s Prayer

Chapter 46-Warhawks Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 10.1-10.2

Chapter 47- Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd (We Don’t Need No Education)

Chapter 48- Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue by Toby Keith (Brought To You Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue)

Chapter 49- Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode (Vows Are Spoken To Be Broken)

Chapter 50- Under My Thumb by the Rolling Stones (The Change Has Come, She’s Under My Thumb)

Chapter 51- I’m Not Okay (I Promise) by My Chemical Romance (I Mean This, I’m Okay (I Promise))

Chapter 52- Fight Test by The Flaming Lips (The Test Begins, Now (Warning: Graphic))

Chapter 53- Round Here by The Counting Crows (The Crumbling Difference Between Wrong And Right)

Chapter 54- Love Hurts by Nazareth (Ooh, Love Hurts)

Chapter 55- Leaving On A Jet Plane by Peter, Paul, and Mary (I’m Leaving On A Jetplane)

Chapter 56- Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac ( You Can Go Your Way )

Chapter 57- Blurry by Puddle of Mudd (Everything’s So Blurry (Warning: Graphic))

Chapter 58- The Heat is On by Glenn Frey (The Heat Is On)

Chapter 59- We Didn’t Start The Fire by Billy Joel (It’s Always Burning Since The World’s Been Turning)

Chapter 60- Friends Never Say Goodbye by Elton John (Friends Never Say Goodbye)

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