Tuesday, June 29, 2010

TWO FOR TUESDAY


Not every song that will be featured here will be what is generally considered as being “Christian” in the eyes of this world. For some will be anguished cries from the pit of despair, and others will be quite obviously ferverent rants of rebellion. Nonetheless, be assured that they will all be of our Heavenly Father (in one way or another) and I hope that you have been given ears to hear the message.


Still In Saigon
The Charlie Daniels Band
Got on a plane in Frisco
And got off in Vietnam
I walked into a different world
The past forever gone
I could have 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’d kneel down and pray
And the next I’d stand and curse
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 with 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 planes
I can’t tell no one
I feel ashamed
Afraid someday
I’ll go insane

That’s 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 of 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

I am still in Saigon
I am still in Saigon
Yes I’m still in Saigon
In my mind

Still in Saigon


In America
The Charlie Daniels Band
The eagle’s been flyin’ slow
And the flag’s been flyin’ low
And a lot of people sayin’
That America’s fixin’ to fall
But speakin’ just for me
And some people from Tennessee
We got a thing or two
To tell y’all

This lady might have stumbled
But she ain’t never fell
And if the Russians don’t believe that
They can all go straight to Hell
We’re gonna put her back
On the path of righteousness
And then
God bless America again

And you never did think
That it every would happen again
In America
Did you
You never did think
That we’d ever get together again
But we damn sure could
We’re walkin’ real proud
And we’re talkin’ real loud again
In America
You never did think
That it ever would happen again

From the sound up in Long Island
Out to the San Francisco Bay
And everything that’s in between them
Is our home
And we may have done a little bit
Of fightin’ amongst ourselves
But you outside people best
Leave us alone
‘Cause we’ll all stick together
And you can take that to the bank
That’s the cowboys
And the hippies
And the rebels
And the yanks
You just go and lay your hand
On a Pittsburg Steelers fan
And I think
You’re gonna finally understand

And you never did think
That it every would happen again
In America
Did you
You never did think
That we’d ever get together again
But we damn sure could
We’re walkin’ real proud
And we’re talkin’ real loud again
In America
You never did think
That it ever would happen again

And you never did think
That it every would happen again
In America
Did you
You never did think
That we’d ever get together again
But we damn sure could
We’re walkin’ real proud
And we’re talkin’ real loud again
In America
You never did think
That it ever would happen again

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14 comments:

  1. It's nice that they are still out there performing.

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  2. Great post. I enjoy their music.

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  3. First time hearing.

    I do remember 'The Devil Went Down To Georgia'. Or at least I think that was the name of it.

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  4. Great post!!
    Blessings,
    andrea

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  5. The war in my generation - the hardest one I think for the men to accept, because it wasn't accepted. I remember those days when the boys went in and the men returned... I have friends even now that still remember too. It is tough.
    Love Charlie Daniel.
    sandie

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  6. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Tammy!!! Yes, it truly is, and when one is doing what they love, it is not a job, neither.

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  7. Thanks for stopping by, my dear Lea!!! I am really glad you liked this. Charlie Daniels is one of my favorites.

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  8. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Roschelle!!! Oh my, have you ever lived a sheltered life--especially in consideration of where you have grown up. (LOL?) Speaking of such, my wife has informed me that I am mistaken about family members being allowed to stay overnight in the rooms of those in intensive care in the hospitals up here. For what I remember was when the patient was still in a very guarded condition--but actually out of intensive care.

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  9. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Andrea!!! I am really glad you liked this.

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  10. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Sandie!!! Even though I was too young to serve, the Vietnam War is still a source of great anguish to me. For we should have never been involved in the first-place, and after being there, our forces should have been allowed to finish the job. On the other hand, it should not be thought of as a complete waste of time. For it was meant to help prove how utterly corrupt our nation was becoming, but of what value is this to those who do not want to believe it?

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  11. You did good today, I like Charlie Daniels. Enjoyed the songs.

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  12. Why, thank you so very much, my dear Ann. I will have to tell my wife that you said so. She won't believe it, but at least I have it in writing that I have done good at least once. Thanks for stopping by again!!!

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  13. Yes indeed they are a great band. I love their music. Nice to see them happy in their work. But is it really work? No not if you like it.

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  14. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Russ!!! I know that it is wrong, but I am naturally envious of those who have been allowed and enabled to make a living out of what they love doing.

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