Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Reading October 4

Jedi Mind Tricks
Uncommon Valor (A Vietnam Story)

I don’t know why I’m over here this job is evil.
They send me there to Vietnam to kill innocent people

My mother wrote me said the president he doesn’t care
We’re trying to leave the footprints of America here

They say we’re trying to stop Chinese expansion
But I ain’t seen to Chinese since we landed

Sent me whole entire unit thinking we can win
Against the Viet Cong guerillas there in Gia Dinh

I didn’t sign up to kill women or any children
For every enemy soldier we’re killing 6 civilians

And it ain’t right to me.  I ain’t got enough of freakin’ fight in me.
It frightens me and I just want to see my son and moms
And over here they dropping 7 million tons of bombs

I spend my days dodging all these booby traps and mines
And at night praying to God that I get back alive
And I’m forced to sit back and wonder
Why I was a part of Operation Rolling Thunder

In a fox hole with 9 months left here
Jungle is the harbinger of death here.

I don’t wanna be here I’m scared, I just wanna go home.

Call me Thornburn, John H. staff
Sergeant, marksman
Skillin, killin, illin,
I’m able and willin
Kill a village elephant, rape and pillage your village
Illegitimate killers U.S military guerillas

This ain’t a real war Vietnam
World War II that’s a war this is just a military conflict.

Soothing, drug abusing Vietnamese women screwing
Sex, scramplin and booze all this stuff is amusing

Ladies and guns, this is every man’s dream
I don’t wanna go home where I’m just an ordinary human being
Special OP, Huey chopper gun, enemy run when the mini gun spit
Won’t miss kill things, spit 4000 bullets a minute

Bit the Charlie, hit trigger I’m in it to win it
The lieutenant hinted to the vilian I ended up killin
The killin, I did it, cripple did it pictures I painted vivid, live it

A wizard with secret weapons, a secret mission
We about to begin it.  Government funded
Behind enemy lines bullets is spraying it’s heating up 100 degrees
The enemy is the North Vietnamese, c’mon please

A’int no sweat I’m told “be at ease”
Until I see the pilot got hit and we about to hit some trees
Till the rotor broke crash land,
American man, Cambodia
Right in the enemy hand

Take a swig of the whiskey to calm us
Them yellow men wearing black pajamas
They want to harm us, they roll up on us,

Bang bang, bullet hit my chest feel no pain
To my left the captain caught a bullet right in his brain
Body parts flyin’, loss of limbs
Bad intentions, I see my best friends intestines.

Pray to the one above, it’s raining and I’m covered in mud
I think I’m dyin, I feel dizzy, I’m losing blood

I see my childhood I’m back in the arms of my mother

I see my whole life, I see Christ, I see bright lights
I see Israelites, Muslims and Christians at peace, no fights.
Blacks, whites, Asians people of all types
I must have died then I woke up I’m surprised I’m alive
I’m in a hospital bed the rescued me I survived

I escaped the war came back but ain’t escaped Agent Orange
Two of my kids born handicapped

Spastic, quadriplegic, micro cephalic, cerebral palsy, cortical blindness
Name it they had it.  My son died he ain’t live but I still
Try to think positive cause in life God take God give.

1 comment:

  1. #1: - Chinese expansion. Viet Cong guerillas. lieutenant.!*

    #2: - What was is this reading about.?* How do you think the soldiers in our reading feel.?* The soldiers over sea's and how it's hard over there but the man don't let it get to him. And I think they feel like they know it's pointless but they want to fight for are country any way.!*

    #3:-What kinds of techniques does this reading use to describe the war to us? Do you like this song, yes or no? Why? They use song/rap to describe it to us And yes i like the song, Because it explain to us what they go through over there but in song.!*