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The Massacres of My Lai (Song My) and Truong An

Tom Parrott
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from Broadside Magazine #103 (Dec. 1969)

The Massacres of My Lai (Song My) and Truong An


Sul massacro di My Lay vedi Everybody's Got A Right To Live
We went out on a mission, we were told search and destroy
Hunting for the Viet Cong, a task we don't enjoy
For Charlie has a lot to lose and always has a gun,
But orders came down from the brass for everything we done.

Late in the day we came upon a village made of straw
Our officers had told us they were VC one and all
We didn't hear no shooting, though we fired off our guns
So we moved into the village like the big brass would have done

Well we never saw young men, we supposed that they were hid
So we rounded up all the old folks, all the women, all the kids
And we laughed as they were begging us, we were really having fun
And orders came down from the brass for everything we done

We slaughtered all the old folks, all the women, all the kids
And then we burned their houses down, and we're proud of what we did
For we did it for America, for our wives, and folks, and sons
And orders came down from the brass for everything we done

The battle was a safe one, and none of our boys died
For none of them had arms at all, though many of them cried,
But tears are weapons of the heart, and most of us had none,
And orders came down from the brass for everything we done

This story that I've told you really happened, you can bet
it was in the village of My Lai or Troung An I forget
for we liberated both those towns with our freedom loving guns
in the name of god and country, for our wives and folks and sons
And orders came down from the brass for everything we done

2021/11/13 - 23:06



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