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

Chapter 5- Louie, Louie by The Kingsmen (Louie, Louie, Oh No, Saying We Gotta Go)

Chapter 6- Broken by Seether (‘Cuz I’m Broken When I’m Lonesome)

Chapter 7- Boom Like That by Mark Knopfler (Boom Like That)

Chapter 8- Hold the Line by Toto (Hold The Line, Love Isn’t Always On Time)

Chapter 9- Walk Away, Renee by The Four Tops (Just Walk Away, Renee)

Chapter 10- Don’t Trust a Ho by 3OH!3 (Don’t Trust a Ho, Don’t Trust Me)

Chapter 11- Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses (Welcome To The Jungle, It Gets Worse Here Every Day)

Chapter 12- Hotel California by The Eagles (And I Was Thinking To Myself, This Could Be Heaven or This Could be Hell)

Chapter 13- Dust in the Wind by Kansas (All We Are Is Dust In The Wind)

Chapter 14- 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 15- Enter the Young by The Association (Enter The Young by R.J. Virkler )

Chapter 16- I Want You by The Beatles (She’s So Heavy…Heavy, Heavy, Heavy, Heavy)

Chapter 17-Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf (Get Your Motor Runnin’, Head Out On The Highway)

Chapter 18- 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 19- Radio Song by R.E.M. (But Damn That Radio Song)

Chapter 20- We’re Going To Be Friends by The White Stripes (I Can Tell That We Are Gonna Be Friends)

Chapter 21- Headstrong by Trapt (I Know That You Are Wrong And This Is Not Where You Belong)

Chapter 22- Electric Avenue by Eddy Grant (Down In The Street There Is Violence)

Chapter 23- Bodies by Drowning Pool (Let The Bodies Hit The Floor (Warning: Graphic))

Chapter 24- Half A World Away by R.E.M. (Half A World Away)

Chapter 25- Duck and Run by Three Doors Down (I Won’t Duck and Run)

Chapter 26- Today Is The Greatest by The Smashing Pumpkings(Today Is The Greatest)

Chapter 27- The Bad Touch by The Bloodhound Gang (You And Me, Baby, Ain’t Nothing But Mammals)

Chapter 28- With Arms Wide Open by Creed (And Tears Of Joy Stream Down My Face)

Chapter 29- Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns ‘N Roses (Oh, Sweet Child of Mine)

Chapter 30- Take It Easy by The Eagles (I’ve Been Running Down The Road Trying to Loosen My Load)

Chapter 31- Hold My Hand by Hootie and the Blowfish (Hold My Hand)

Chapter 32- Top of the World by Imagine Dragons (I’m on Top Of The World)

Chapter 33- Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson (I’m Starting With The Man In The Middle)

Chapter 34- You’re Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins(You’re Gonna Wish These Days Hadn’t Gone By So Fast)

Chapter 35- Chitty Chitty Bang, Bang We Love You(Chitty Chitty Bang, Bang We Love You)

Chapter 36- Fall To Pieces by Velvet Revolver (I Fall To Pieces)

Chapter 37- Nightmare by Avenged Sevenfold (It’s Your Fucking Nightmare)

Chapter 38- Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits (You Did Not Desert Me, My Brother in Arms)

Chapter 39- Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd (We Don’t Need No Education)

Chapter 40- Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue by Toby Keith (Brought To You Courtesy Of The Red, White, And Blue)

Chapter 41- Enjoy the Silence by Depeche Mode (Vows Are Spoken To Be Broken)

Chapter 42- Under My Thumb by The Rolling Stones (The Change Has Come, She’s Under My Thumb)

Chapter 43- I’m Not Okay (I Promise) by My Chemical Romance ( I Mean This, I’m Okay (I Promise))

Chapter 44- Fight Test by The Flaming Lips(The Test Begins, Now (Warning: Graphic))

Chapter 45- Round Here by The Counting Crows (Crumbling Difference Between Wrong And Right)

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