Author: ruairborne

Johnny Cash: Singing In Vietnam Talking Blues

  LYRICS: “One morning at breakfast I said to my wife “We’ve been everywhere once and some places twice As I had another helping of country ham She said, “We ain’t never been to Vietnam There’s a bunch of our boys over there” So, we went to the Orient, Saigon Well, we got a big welcome when we drove in Through the gates of a place that they call Long Ben We checked in and everything got kinda quite But a soldier boy said, Just wait ’til tonight Things get noisy, things start happening Big bad firecrackers Well, that...

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Shoney Franklin: Vietnam’s a Long Way from Home

This site is part of the Fallen Never Forgotten Network Makes a great gift idea for Vietnam Veterans LYRICS Fifty years ago, In a place called Vietnam A nineteen year old boy had to learn to be a man He left the life he knew, His friends and family Served his country well as a United States marine In 1966 so far away from home, In a place that felt like hell Scared and all alone No place to lay his head Not a pillow or a bed The thought of seeing his mom were the dreams of going...

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The Rolling Stones: Paint it Black

  LYRICS: I see a red door and I want it painted black No colors anymore I want them to turn black I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes I have to turn my head until my darkness goes I see a line of cars and they’re all painted black With flowers and my love both never to come back I see people turn their heads and quickly look away Like a new born baby it just happens every day I look inside myself and see my heart is black I see my red door...

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