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help with song title-GI saved by ghost in Vietnam

05 Feb 09 - 07:08 PM (#2558470)
Subject: Lyr Req: help with a song title
From: GUEST

hi to all
i hope someone can help me i am after the title of a song about an american soldier being rescued in vietnam and finding out at the end that the soldier that saved him had died earlier that day and that he was saved by a ghost hope someone knows the song (but its more talking style)


06 Feb 09 - 02:18 AM (#2558688)
Subject: RE: help with song title-GI saved by ghost in Vietnam
From: Joe Offer

refresh, with expanded thread title...


06 Feb 09 - 02:21 AM (#2558689)
Subject: RE: help with song title-GI saved by ghost in Vietnam
From: GUEST

I think the song your after was called camouflage, it was in the charts 86/87 time.


06 Feb 09 - 02:47 AM (#2558711)
Subject: ADDPOP: Camouflage (Stan Ridgway)
From: Joe Offer

Thanks for the tip. It's available at Amazon as an MP3 download - "Camouflage" by Stan Ridgway.
recording at last.fm


06 Feb 09 - 02:47 AM (#2558712)
Subject: Lyr Add: CAMOUFLAGE (Stan Ridgeway)
From: Nigel Parsons

From http://en.allexperts.com/q/80s-Music-2701/Title-Song-know-hints.htm
Did you mean "camouflage" by Stan ridgeway

I was a PFC on a search patrol huntin' Charlie down
It was in the jungle wars of '65
My weapon jammed and I got stuck way out and all alone
And I could hear the enemy movin' in close outside
Just then I heard a twig snap and I grabbed my empty gun
And I dug in scared while I counted down my fate
And then a big marine, a giant with a pair of friendly eyes
Appeared there at my shoulder and said "Wait!"
When he came in close beside me he said "Don't worry, son, I'm here"
"If Charlie wants to tangle now they'll have two to dodge"
I said "Well, thanks a lot", I told him my name and asked him his
And he said "The boys just call me Camouflage"

Whoa Camouflage, things are never quite the way they seem
Whoa Camouflage, I was awfully glad to see this big marine

Well, I was gonna ask him where he came from
When we heard the bullets fly
Comin' through the brush and all around our ears
And then I saw that big marine light a fire in his eye
And it was strange, but suddenly I forgot my fears



We fought all night and side by side, we took our battle stance
And I wondered how the bullets missed this man
'cause they seemed to go right through him just as if he wasn't there
And in the mornin' we both took a chance and ran
And it was here the river bank when the ambush came on top of us
And I'd thought it was the end and we were had
Then a bullet with my name on it came buzzin' through a bush
And that big marine, he just swat it with his hands
Just like it was a fly!

Whoa Camouflage, things are never quite the way they seem
Whoa Camouflage, this was an awfully strange marine

And I knew there was something weird about him
'cause when I turned around he was pullin' a big palm tree
right up out of the ground
and swattin' those charlies with it from here to kingdom come)

When he led me out of danger, I saw my camp and waved goodbye
but he just winked at me from the jungle and then was gone
And when I got back to my HQ I told 'em about my night
And the battle I'd spent with a big marine named Camouflage
When I said his name a soldier gulped and the medic took my arm
And led me to a green tent on the right
He said "You may be tellin' true boy, but this here is Camouflage"
"And he's been right here since he passed away last night"
"In fact he's been here all week long"
"But before he went he said 'semper fi' and said his only wish"
"Was to save a young marine caught in a barrage"
"So here, take his dog tag son, I know, he'd want you to have it now"
And we both said a prayer for a big marine named Camouflage

Whoa Camouflage, things are never quite the way they seem
Whoa Camouflage, this was an awfully strange marine

So, next time, you're in a jungle fight
And you feel a presence near
Or hear a voice that in your mind will lodge
Just be thankful that you're not alone
And you've got some company from a big marine
The boys call Camouflage

Whoa Camouflage, things are never quite the way they seem
Whoa Camouflage, this was an awfully big marine

Whoa Camouflage, things are never quite the way they seem
Whoa Camouflage, this was an awfully big marine

Whoa Camouflage
Whoa Camouflage...


Cheers
Nigel


06 Feb 09 - 02:48 AM (#2558713)
Subject: RE: help with song title-GI saved by ghost in Vietnam
From: Nigel Parsons

Beaten by a split minute!


06 Feb 09 - 03:12 AM (#2558722)
Subject: RE: help with song title-GI saved by ghost in Vietnam
From: Malcolm Douglas

Nearer to nine years, though the earlier transcription left some lines out: Lyr Req: Camouflage (Stan Ridgeway) (2000)


06 Feb 09 - 03:29 AM (#2558730)
Subject: RE: help with song title-GI saved by ghost in Vietnam
From: Joe Offer

Aw, dang!
I was so proud of finding this on such sketchy information...

I deleted the lyrics I posted because they had strange characters that were affecting my browser's character set selection.
-Joe-


25 Oct 10 - 01:21 PM (#3015110)
Subject: RE: help with song title-GI saved by ghost in Viet
From: Charley Noble

refresh


30 Apr 14 - 11:49 AM (#3623158)
Subject: RE: help with song title-always rainin' in Vietnam
From: GUEST,blacky

Could someone help me with the title of a song sung by americas soldierds in vietbam about it alwaus raining but you can see the sun or something like that.

This song was singing because the soldiers were always sweating, like it was always raining