Army Green

1969-what a year.… graduated college in 69 got married in 69 went to Woodstock in 69 - party, party in the mud 
saw Hendrix play the Star Spangled Banner at sunrise the memory of a lifetime- party party in the mud 

Let’s see… college in 69 married in 69 Woodstock in 69 
what do you think is next? You guessed it - drafted in 69 

Now it’ time for me to leave you now 
it’s army green that’s all I’ll wear …while I’m away from you- …while I’m away from you 

Let’s see… college in 69 married in 69 Woodstock in 69 drafted in 69 -
what do you think is next? 
I wanna go to Vietnam - I wanna kill old Charley Cong
- Airborne - Airmobile that was me. 

Landing here it’s all so new to me …the people stand and walk like me …
change them - let them be …change them or let them be
Party party in the mud party party in the mud I called it the Killing Mud
the Killing Mud 

Finally left Vietnam - landed at Kennedy Airport my uniform - spotless, 
my medals they were shining’ including the Bronze Star for Valor from the 101st Airborne Division - Airmobile 

walked thru that door to Kennedy Airport 
…smellin’ and thinkin’ like a Twinky - …
I was a garbage can with the lid on for a year 

Anyway - walked thru that door my uniform spotless,
my Bronze Star for Valor shining’ 
walked thru that door and they spit on me and called me a baby killer - 
they spit on that Bronze Star for Valor -Welcome home 

Party party in the mud - the Killing Mud I wanna go to Vietnam - 
I wanna kill old Charley Cong Airborne - Airmobile that was me. 

…The killing - let me go - let me go please …Oh let me, let me go …
the killing is killing me …the killing is killing me 

© Gottlieb - August 4, 1999 

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