Looking in the Mirror

Spiritual Revelations for those seeking Humanity in Humans ~~CordieB.

Bring the Boys Home

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I can remember vividly listening to and singing this song so many times as a girl during the Vietnam War.  My brother was over in Nam, and I wished so much that he was back home with us.  Fortunately, he returned after his tours safe and sound, mentally and physically.  But he reminds us so often that there are so many who were not so fortunate.  Today, I would like to replay this song written in the 70’s for our “boys” in Nam and dedicate it to the many young men and woman serving in Iraq.  Bring them back alive!!!!!

Fathers are pleading, lovers are all alone
Mothers are praying-send our sons back home
You marched them away-yes, you did-on ships and planes
To the senseless war, facing death and pain
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Turn the ships around, lay your weapons down
Can’t you see ’em march across the sky, all the soldiers that have died
Tryin’ to get home-can’t you see them tryin’ to get home?
Tryin’ to get home-they’re tryin’ to get home
Cease all fire on the battlefield
Enough men have already been wounded or killed
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Turn the ships around, lay your weapons down
(Mothers, fathers and lovers, can’t you see them)
Oooh, oooh…
Tryin’ to get home-can’t you see them tryin’ to get home?
Oooh, oooh…
Tryin’ to get home-they’re tryin’ to get home

Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
What they doing over there, now (bring ’em back alive)
When we need them over here, now (bring ’em back alive)
What they doing over there, now (bring ’em back alive)
When we need them over here, now (bring ’em back alive)

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4 Comments»

  SanityFound wrote @

Beautiful song packed with such emotion and feeling. I wasn’t directly affected by the Vietnam war, nor the more recent ones in Afghanistan or Iraq or Kuwait for that matter but have seen what it does to people, to lives and to the countries themselves. I am glad your brother came home safe and sound, you are blessed *hugs*

  Grace wrote @

Yes….we must find a way to bring them home before The Bush does something drastic again. Like bomb Iran. In August.

  johnnypeepers wrote @

War is a lie that preys on the human conscience.

  cordieb wrote @

@ Sanity Found, Grace, and Peeps. Is there ever a time when War IS the answer? What do you think?


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