The war drags on

 

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1. Let me tell you the story of a soldier named Dan,

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went out to fight the good fight in South Vietnam.

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Went out to fight for peace, liberty and all,

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went out to fight for equality, hope, let's go.

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And the wa.r drags on.

 

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2. Found himself involved in a sea of blood and bones,

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millions without faces, without hope and without homes.

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And the guns they grew louder as they made dust out of bones,

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that the flesh had long since left just as the people left their homes.

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And the wa.r drags on.

 

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3. They're just there to try and make the people free,

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but the way that they're doing it, it don't seem like that to me.

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Just more blood-letting and misery and tears,

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that this poor country's known for the last twenty years.

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And the wa.r drags on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4. Last night poor Dan had a nightmare it seems,

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one kept occurring and re-occurring in his dream:

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Cities full of people burnin, screamin, shoutin' loud,

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and right over head a great orange mushroom cloud.

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And there's n..o more war,

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for there's no, no more world,

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and the tears come streaming down.

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Yes, I lie crying on the ground,

 

(Donovan)