‘Five for Fighting’ Skewers Biden Afghan Pullout in New Song: ‘Blood on My Hands’

September 15th, 2021 5:24 PM

Biden’s blunder in Afghanistan was so disastrous that it has already inspired musicians to write songs about it.

One artist moved to create out of anger and disappointment in the 46th president’s braindead pullout of Afghanistan was lead singer/songwriter of the group “Five For Fighting,” John Ondrasik. 



Ondrasik, who wrote the unofficial 9/11 anthem “Superman (It’s Not Easy)" composed the new 2021 track “Blood On My Hands” after the suicide blast which killed 13 U.S. service members outside Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan less than three weeks ago. 

Talking to conservative outlet On Balance, Ondrasik remarked, “I was angry and frustrated. And did what songwriters do. I went to my piano and banged out some chords.” 

The song pulls no punches. Mournfully, Ondrasik chants, “Got blood on my hands… got blood on my hands, and I don’t understand what’s happening. There’s blood on these hands and still Americans left to the Taliban.” 

Ondrasik’s lyrics also go after Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley by name over the debacle which has left over a hundred U.S. citizens trapped in the Taliban-dominated country. He sings, “Winken Blinken, Can’t you look me in my eyes? Willy Milley tell me when did you decide ‘this we’ll defend,’ your sacred motto, now means never mind?”

Ouch, that’s gotta hurt. “Blood on My Hands” also holds Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s feet to the fire.

"General Austin Is there no honor in shame? Can you spell Bagram

Without the letters in Blame? Did Uncle Joe stick a drip in your veins,” Ondrasik wails.

The “Five for Fighting” singer explained that inspiration for the track bubbled up when he heard from a friend who was trying to organize private flights to evacuate American citizens from the war-torn country herself. Ondrasik recounted, “I got a call from a friend and she said, ‘Hey, I’m organizing evacuations from Afghanistan,’ And I thought to myself, are we really in a world where private citizens have to go rescue our people that our government left behind?”

Ondrasik posted his new song to YouTube on September 13, where it has over 80,000 views. The musician did try sharing his piece through Facebook ads, though, as Ondrasik revealed, the site flagged the video for violating their “policy of mentioning politicians or sensitive social issues that could influence public opinion.” 

Apparently, Ondrasik should have identified his music video as a political ad and disclosed who is paying for the ad with the site, he surmised. Yep, so now you can’t post songs slamming dumb*ss politicians on Facebook. Sounds like a convenient ploy to keep the heat off of heads of state who totally deserve it from mainstream artists. 

In his post slamming the tech giant, the singer added, “How dare a musician speak to power. I'm glad Joan Baez, Woody Guthrie, Dylan, Creedence (fave), and CSYN didn't create their master works in the age of FB overlords.”