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Elijah Good

Wesley Houston
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Storia di un soldato che torna dal Vietnam paralizzato, ridotto su una sedia rotelle…
On a chair of wood
Elijah Good
Rocks his day - away.

In nineteen forty-five Elijah Good was born
A 7 pound 8 ounce baby boy healthy big and strong
Five years on the seacoast, its evening breezes cool
Packing his old brown suitcase and off it was to school.

On a chair of wood
Elijah Good
Rocks his day - away.

Elijah studied hard, his grades were always high
Never time to live as the school years flickered by
In the year of 1966 a change in the Elijah’s life
He graduated from college and found himself a wife.

On a chair of wood
Elijah Good
Rocks his day - away.

The world seemed at his feet when, married for 1 year
Elijah got a letter that brought his wife to tears
He had to serve the Man who gave him his degree
To live in the land of “freedom" the price is never free.

On a chair of wood
Elijah Good
Rocks his day - away.

Three months of training, and a boat across the sea
Rushed Elijah to a fate he thought could never be
When a bullet tore a path, found itself a mark
To paralyze his body and tear faith from his heart.

So at the age of twenty-five Elijah’s life is past
His body dissolved slowly but his mind is sinking fast
As a young wife moans, Oh God, is this the only way.

On a chair of wood
Elijah Good
Rocks his day - away.

inviata da Alessandro - 6/4/2010 - 14:40



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