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    This song is sung by Micky Dolenz and is about a homeless man called DW Washburn. He lives in a gutter and has no job. This song is about a group of people coming to him, offering to help him, by giving him "A hot bowl of soup and a shave" and claiming "We've picked you to save". After everything has been explained to the man, he explains that he's "Got a bottle of wine, feeling fine and (he believes he's) got it made". He then thanks all of them and tells then to go help somebody else who needs helping. Some people like to say that the song contains a deeper meaning about the Americans helping in the Vietnam War but not everybody agrees on this.
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