The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #39880   Message #567833
Posted By: Jeri
08-Oct-01 - 08:15 PM
Thread Name: New Song: A Foreign War
Subject: RE: New Song: A Foreign War
I said above "This song's about feelings, not beliefs, not right or wrong."

Bill, I really have no idea how to explain the song if it's not clear from the lyrics. It's about one man's reaction to watching scenes from a war on TV. That's all. It could have been a Viet Nam vet watching the Gulf War. Without the "night vision" reference, it might have been about a WWII vet watching the Viet Nam war. There are no "shoulds," no "do this" - just his feelings. Maybe it's just not the sort of song you care for, eh?

No soap boxes.