Saigon Sunday Morning

the air was thick and heavy
the sun was heating up the sky
And somewhere in the jungle
more men were gonna die

The streets were full of people
Feral dogs were running free
The haze was thick and murky
The sun you couldn’t see

It’s a Saigon Sunday Morning
Ten more men were going home
To  a flag tri-corner folded
And a marker of white stone

The men were all assembled
To load them up with care
It was a Saigon Sunday Morning
with ten men no longer there

The jungle was a minefield
The trees were blocking out the light
It was booby trapped like crazy
And it seemed like it was night

A patrol went hunting “Charlie”
But, they were found out first
It only took twelve seconds
And it turned out for the worst

The city never noticed
The ‘copters flying overhead
Whether bringing in supplies
Or taking out the dead

It was a Saigon Sunday Morning
It never changed one little bit
The air was always heavy
And the alleys smelled like shit

Back home the news delivered
The families destroyed
They were waiting for their loved ones
A short time were deployed

Ribbons tied around the Oak Tree
to support those coming back
On a Saigon Sunday Morning
With twenty bullets in their back

A transport with the bodies
Drops fifty more to play the game
It’s a vicious, endless, circle
The procedure’s all the same

It’s a Saigon Sunday Morning
Ten more men were going home
To a flag tri-corner folded
And a marker of white stone

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