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Thread #11266 Message #3851760
Posted By: Jackaroodave
21-Apr-17 - 09:47 PM
Thread Name: Origins: I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag
Subject: RE: Origins: I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag
Just for another perspective--Like a lot of conscripts, a friend of mine came back from Vietnam completely against the war for very good reasons: He had seen his buddies killed for a cause that disgusted them when they saw it up close.
He loathed this song.
The last two lines especially didn't go over well:
"You can be the first one on your block
To have your boy come home in a box."
I can't deny its biting satirical force, but I never much cared for it after hearing his feelings about it.