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Goodnight Saigon

In the style of

Billy Joel

Lyrics

we met as soul mates
on parris island
we left as inmates
from an asylum

and we were sharp
as sharp as knives
and we were so
gung ho
to lay down our lives

we came in spastic
like tameless horses
we left in plastic
as numbered corpses

and we learned fast
to travel light
our arms were heavy
but our bellies
were tight

we had no home front
we had no soft soap
they sent us playboy
they gave us bob hope

we dug in deep
and shot on sight
and prayed to
jesus christ
with all of our might

we had no cameras
to shoot
the landscape
we passed
the hash pipe
and played our
doors tapes

and it was dark
so dark at night
and we held onto
each other like
brother to brother
we promised
our mothers
we'd write

and we would all
go down together
we said we'd all
go down together
yes we would all
go down together

remember charlie
remember baker
they left
their childhood
on every acre

and who was wrong
and who was right
it didn't matter
in the thick
of the fight

we
held the day
in the palm
of our hand
they ruled the night

and the night
seemed to last
as long as six weeks
on parris island
we held the coastline
they held
the highlands

and they were sharp
as sharp as knives
they heard the hum
of our motors
they counted
the rotors
and waited for us
to arrive

and we would all
go down together
we said we'd all
go down together
yes we would all
go down together

Details

  • Duration : 7:02
  • Key : C
  • Genre : Rock
  • Year released : 1983
  • Language : English

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