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Still In Saigon

Charlie Daniels Band
Language: English



Got on a plane in 'Frisco
and got off in Vietnam
I walked into a different world,
the past forever gone

I could've gone to Canada
or I could have stayed in school
But I was brought up differently –
I couldn't break the rules

Thirteen months and fifteen days –
the last ones were the worst
One minute I kneel down and pray
and the next I stand and cure

No place to run to where
I did not feel that war
When I got home I stayed alone
and checked behind each door
'Cause I'm...

Still in Saigon,
Still in Saigon
I am still in Saigon In my mind

The ground at home was covered in snow
and I was covered with sweat
My younger brother calls me a killer
and my daddy calls me a vet

Everybody says I'm someone else,
that I'm sick and there's no cure
Damned if I know who I am –
there was only one place I was sure
When I was...

Still in Saigon,
Still in Saigon
I am still in Saigon In my mind

Every summer when it rains,
I smell the jungle, I hear the flames
I can't tell no one -- I feel ashamed
Afraid someday I'll go insane

It has been ten long years ago
and time has gone on by
But now and then I catch myself,
eyes searching through the sky

All the sounds from long ago
will be forever in my head
Mingled with the wounded cries
and the silence of the dead.
'Cause I'm...

Still in Saigon,
Still in Saigon
I am still in Saigon in my mind.


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