THE WAR AT HOME
What is happening to the real world?
Have they all gone nuts!

Protesting and carrying signs against something
They have no idea what's it all about

They are not the ones who should be
Believe it or not!

Why don't they keep the politics out
And let us fight to win.

What do you mean they killed Martin Luther King?
And Bobby Kennedy too!

Then Kent State and My Lai  too
What is a good soldier to do?

How did they let the world go so wrong?
Now...we got a
WAR AT HOME!

Vietnam's a funny place
People here from every race.

Black and white and brown
Helping to defend the yellow race.

Fighting side by side
Just to stay alive.

If the people  back in the WORLD
Could only just see

How we live and fight  and die
United by circumstances beyond our control

We don't care about the color
Of the skin.

That doesn't count on what determines
A person's worth.

What would be the greatest tragedy of all
To go home at the end of my time.

Just to be killed on the streets
Of my hometown.

By a friend who was my brother
In another place and time.

Doc Pardue--Vietnam @ 1969 & 2001
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