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The Big Parade


by 1000 Travels Of Jawaharlal. Buy album CD: Other Songs A - WH


[ music: Jerome Augustyniak/words: Natalie Merchant ]



Detroit to D.C. night train, Capitol, parts East.
Lone young man takes a seat.
And by the rhythm of the rails, reading all his mother's mail from a city boy in a jungle town postmarked Saigon.
He'll go live his mother's dream, join the slowest parade he'll ever see.
Her weight of sorrows carried long and carried far.
"Take these, Tommy, to The Wall."

Metro line to the Mall site with a tour of Japanese.
He's wandering and lost until a vet in worn fatigues takes him down to where they belong.
Near a soldier, an ex-Marine with a tattooed dagger and eagle trembling, he bites his lip beside a widow breaking down.
She takes her Purple Heart, makes a fist, strikes The Wall.
All come to live a dream, to join the slowest parade they'll ever see.
Their weight of sorrows carried long and carried far, taken to The Wall.

It's 40 paces to the year that he was slain.
His hand's slipping down The Wall for it's slick with rain.
How would life have ever been the same if this wall had carved in it one less name?
But for Christ's sake, he's been dead over 20 years.
He leaves the letters asking, "Who caused my mother's tears, was it Washington or the Viet Cong?"
Slow deliberate steps are involved.
He takes them away from the black granite wall toward the other monuments so white and clean.

O, Potomac, what you've seen.
Abraham had his war too, but an honest war.
Or so it's taught in school.



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Album: Other Songs A - WH Lyrics
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  1. A Campfire Song
  2. Across The Fields
  3. Among The Americans
  4. Anthem For Doomed Youth
  5. Anyway (english)
  6. Arbor Day
  7. Back O' The Moon
  8. Because The Night
  9. Blind Faith
  10. Bread And Circuses
  11. Can't Ignore The Train
  12. Candy Everybody Wants
  13. Cherry Tree
  14. Choose (english)
  15. Circle Dream
  16. City Of Angels
  17. Cotton Alley
  18. Daktari
  19. Dallas
  20. Dear You (english)
  21. Death Of Manolete
  22. Don't Go Back To Rockville
  23. Don't Talk
  24. Don't Turn Your Eyes Away
  25. Dust Bowl
  26. Eat For Two
  27. Eden
  28. Ellen
  29. Everyday Is Like Sunday
  30. Everyone A Puzzle Lover
  31. Few And Far Between
  32. From The Time We Say Goodbye
  33. Glow
  34. Gold Rush Brides
  35. Grey Victory
  36. Groove Dub
  37. Gun Shy
  38. Hateful Hate
  39. Headstrong
  40. Hello In There
  41. Hey Jack Kerouac
  42. Hidden In My Heart
  43. How You've Grown
  44. I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
  45. I Never Promised You A Rose Garden
  46. I'm Not The Man
  47. If You Intend
  48. Jezebel
  49. Jolene
  50. Jubilee
  51. Just As The Tide Was A Flowing
  52. Katrina's Fair
  53. Let The Mystery Be
  54. Like The Weather
  55. Lilydale
  56. Maddox Table
  57. My Mother The War
  58. My Sister Rose
  59. National Education Week
  60. Noah's Dove
  61. On & On (Mersey Song)
  62. On & On (Mersey Tune)
  63. On And On
  64. On On
  65. On The Highway Midnight (english)
  66. Once A City
  67. Orange
  68. Party Of God
  69. Peace Train
  70. Photograph
  71. Pit Viper
  72. Planned Obsolescence
  73. Please Forgive Us
  74. Poison In The Well
  75. Pour De Chiciro
  76. Rambo (english)
  77. Sally Ann
  78. Scorpio Rising
  79. Smallest Step
  80. Somebody's Heaven
  81. Starman
  82. Stockton Gala Days
  83. Take These Chains
  84. Tension
  85. Tension Makes A Tangle
  86. The Big Parade
  87. The Colonial Wing
  88. The End Never Comes
  89. The End Never Comes (english)
  90. The Latin One
  91. The Lion's Share
  92. The Painted Desert
  93. There Is Nothing (english)
  94. These Are Days
  95. These Days
  96. To Sir, With Love
  97. Tolerance
  98. Trouble Me
  99. Verdi Cries
  100. What's The Matter Here

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