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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-26-03 04:02 PM
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40. front line by stevie wonder
also, steve goodman's "penny evans" comes to mind. here are the lyrics:

My name is Penny Evans and my age is twenty-one
A young widow of the war that's bein' fought in Vietnam
I have two infant daughters and I do the best I can
They say the war is over but I think it's just begun

I remember I was seventeen when first I met young Bill
At his father's grand piano we played good old 'Heart and Soul'
I only knew the left hand part, and he the right so well
He's the only boy I slept with, and the only one I will

First we had a baby girl, then we had two good years
And next the warning notice came, we parted without tears
Then it's nine months from our last goodbye our second babe appears
And it's ten months and a telegram confirming all our fears

Now every month I get a check from some army bureaucrat
And it's every month I tear it up and I mail the damn thing back
Do they think that makes it all right? Do they think I'd fall for that?
They can keep their bloody money, sure won't bring my Billy back

I never cared for politics, speeches I don't understand
Likewise never took no charity from any living man
But tonight there's fifty thousand gone in that unhappy land
And fifty thousand 'Heart and Souls' being played with just one hand

My name is Penny Evans and my age is twenty-one
A young widow of the war that's bein' fought in Vietnam
And I have two infant daughters, and I thank God I have no sons
Oh, they say the war is over but I think it's just begun
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