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Spring Conscience

The Covered Wagon Musicians
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Canzone scritta e interpretata da Jim Schaffer, Airman 1st Class dell’United States Air Force e membro della “The Covered Wagon”, l’organizzazione nata fra i GIs della base di Mountain Home (MHAFB) Idaho, che si opponevano alla guerra in Vietnam.
It was the spring
And I wanted to leap
And run in the meadows
The grass at my feet
But not too soon
I'd be lost in my grief
For just not following
The thing I believed

The notice came
And I packed my bags that day
I was headed out
For San Anton' way
The bus, it passed
All the grand old sights I knew
I cried all the way
What else could I do?

Now my head was shaved
And my clothes
they were new
But no shirt of checks
And my jeans
they weren’t blue
I was dressed in green
And I stunk of the mud
That I wallowed in
And I know that I was stuck

Then we're overseas
And we learned how to kill
It’s not a thing you know
When you’re small
and you’re little
But now you’ve grown
And you should be so smart
So go and kill your fellow man
You’ve got a brain, yes,
But no heart.

It was the spring
And I wanted to leap
And run in the meadows
The grass at my feet
But not too soon
I'd be lost in my grief
For just not following
The thing I believed

inviata da Alessandro - 16/4/2010 - 10:48



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