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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:17 PM
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"...when they shipped you away, to fight somebody's Hollywood war?"
http://newwestrecords.com/dbt/media/dressblues.mov

Dress Blues

What can you see from your window
I can't see anything from mine
Flags on the side of the highway
Scripture on grocery store signs
Maybe 18 was too early
Maybe 30 or 40 is to
Did you get chance to make peace with the man
Before he sent down his angels for you

Mama's and grandmama's love you
Cause that's all they know how to do
And you never planned on the bombs in the sand
Or sleeping in your dress blues

Your wife said this all would be funny
If you came back home in a week
You'd turn 22 and they'd celebrate you
In a bar or tent by the creek
Your baby would just about be here
Your very last tour would be up
But you ain't coming back
They're all dressing in black
Drinking sweet tea in styrofoam cups

Mama's and grandmama's love you
American boys hate to lose
And you never planned on the bombs in the sand
Or sleeping in your dress blues

The highschool gymnasium is ready
Full of flowers and old legionaires
Nobody showed up to protest
Just a sniffle and stare

Red white and blue in the rafters
A silent old man from the Corp
What did they say when they shipped you away
To fight somebody's hollywood war

Mama's and grandmama's love you
Cause that's all they know how to do
And you never planned on the bombs in the sand
Or sleeping in your dress blues

Nobody here could forget you
You showed us what we had to lose
And you never planned on the bombs in the sand
Or sleeping in your dress blues

Neil Young...bless you, brother, and thanks, as this is Number 1 there.
http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/index.html
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:36 PM
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1. .
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 10:53 PM by beam me up scottie
My sig



this song is powerful



listen
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 11:13 PM
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3. .
Very nice.

Very, very nice.
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beam me up scottie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-11-06 12:06 AM
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4. Thanks.
I have to check out this band.
If that song is any indication, I've been missing out.

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Dhalgren Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 10:51 PM
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2. Goddamn! Goddamn...
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