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The Black Angels – The First Vietnamese War lyrics

You gave a gift to me
In my young age
You sent me oversea
And put the fear in me
And I ask what for now
Why me, why war?
And I ask what for now
Vietnam War?
Spend my time there by the shore

Oh we got off that boat
Charlies everywhere
A lotta killin' and dyin'
And no one seems to care
I ask what for now
We say hell no
And I ask what for
Why me, why war?
And I spend my time there by the shore

Sixty thousand men died
While you were here
You came into our homes
And you took our kids
And you ask for more now
For this new war
And you ask for more now
Vietnam War
I spend my time there by the shore



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    I think that the line "spent my time there by the shore" could mean that immediately after getting off the boat he got shot and his corpse layed on the shore throughout the whole war, which is the only thing he has done.
    This is the only thing I had a few doubts about, the rest of the lyrics is pretty clear. It's about the cruel hand of war who takes everyone to win, no matter the cause, no matter how many will die.
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