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This song is by Bill Mallonee and appears on the album My Year In Review (1995).

This song is a cover of "Vet" by Vigilantes Of Love.
Standing in front of the black wall
With lots of names carved in
Trying to make a little bit of sense of it all
Where do I begin
Most of us shared so much
Never ever having met
It's too much to remember
How could I forget

Past is always present
Present is no friend
Afraid of what lies underneath
Scratch below my skin
Taking inventory
At the surplus store
Lines up in the cross hairs
Outside my front door

Ah take me down saigon river
Ah take me down to the china sea
Put myself unreservedly
In the stars and stripes forever
I got a little cauterized brain and a heart
Shot off at the knees

If you got a good home to go to
It's cool I guess I'll say
Homeward bound and we touched down
There at the jfk
I'd liked to forget that moment
There's the curse of video tape
Screaming and all the clenched fists
Spit rolling down my face

Late at night TV's on
The kids are off to bed
Under the haze of the cathode ray
Step out of the cargo bay
Women and children take them out first
The whole thing feels so hopeless
Smile or a handshake and lookout baby
Here comes the plastic explosive


Written by:

Bill Mallonee

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