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Hey, Mr. Draft Board

David Peel & The Lower East Side
Language: English


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1970
Album: The American Revolution

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Canzone contro la leva durante la guerra del Vietnam, con citazioni nel testo di Mr Custer e di Wild Thing (I think I love you / but I want to know for sure...).

Un brano protopunk potente e fieramente antimilitarista di un artista tutto da riscoprire. Purtroppo il testo completo non si trova da nessuna parte e ho dovuto trascriverlo parzialmente all'ascolto con alcune lacune (ogni correzione รจ benvenuta!)
Love your country
come with the toothbrush
come with the ... and the underwear
spend the night at the draft board


Hey, Mr. Draft Board
I don't want to go
Hey, Mr. Draft Board
I don't want to go

I had a dream last night
about the comin' fight
Somebody yelled "attack!"
...
...like it like that

Hey, Mr. Draft Board
I don't want to go
Hey, Mr. Draft Board
I don't want to go

There's a war in another land
We go to fight for Uncle Sam
We are America - so strong
We don't know the difference from right or wrong

Hey, Mr. Draft Board
I don't want to go
Hey, Mr. Draft Board
I don't want to go

Mr Draft Board
I think I love you
but I want to know for sure
I love you ... white teeth
but I hate your dirty ...
you make me go into the service
when I am 18 years old
yet I can't vote

You make me fight a war
when I am 18 years old
yet I can't smoke dope
You never fought a war in your life
but you make me go

You make the laws
and you make the wars
and if you are gonna start a war
why don't you finish it?

Mr Draft Board
I can't stand you anymore
I don't want any more wars!!

Hey, Mr. Draft Board
I don't want to go
Hey, Mr. Draft Board
I don't want to go

Home (?) from Washington Square
with my dirty feet and long hair
I don't give a damn or really care
if you make me go so ...

Hey, Mr. Draft Board
I don't want to go
Hey, Mr. Draft Board
I don't want to go

I don't wanna go
I don't wannato go
I don't want to go

"How do you feel about the Vietnam?"
"i just got back from there"
"We have to get out of there"
"I'm just fed up of the damn war in Vietnam. I lost two brothers in that damn thing"

Contributed by Lorenzo - 2020/8/23 - 00:01



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