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Goodnight Saigon


by Billy Joel. Buy album CD: Movin' Out (Original Broadway Cast)


We met as soulmates
On Parris Island
We left as inmates
From an asylum
And we were sharp
As sharp as knives
And we were so gung ho to lay down our lives.

We came in spastic
Like tameless horses
We left in plastic
As numbered corpses
And we learned fast
To travel light
Our arms were heavy but our bellies were tight

We had no homefront
We had no soft soap
They sent us playboy
They gave us bob hope
We dug in deep
And shot on sight
And prayed to Jesus Christ with all of our might.
We had no cameras
To shoot the landscape
We passed the hash pipe
And played our Doors tapes
And it was dark..
So dark at night
And we held onto each other
Like brother to brother
We promised our mothers we'd write

(chorus)
And we would all go down together
We said we'd all go down together
Yes we would all go down together.

Remember Charlie?
Remember Baker?
They left their childhood
On every acre
And who was wrong,
And who was right?
It didn't matter in the thick of the fight,...

We, held the day,..
In the palm of our hands
They, ruled the night
And the night, seemed to last as long as six weeks
On Parris Island
We held the coastline
They held the highland
And they were sharp
As sharp as knives
They heard the hum of the mortars
They counted the rotors
And waited for us to arrive

(repeat chorus)




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Album: Movin' Out (Original Broadway Cast) (2002) Lyrics
cd Buy "Movin' Out (Original Broadway Cast)" CD
  1. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
  2. Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)
  3. Reverie (Villa D'este)
  4. Just The Way You Are
  5. The Longest Time
  6. Uptown Girl
  7. This Night
  8. Summer, Highland Falls
  9. Waltz #1 (Nunley's Carousel)
  10. We Didn't Start The Fire
  11. She's Got A Way
  12. The Stranger
  13. Elegy For The Fisherman
  14. Invention In C Minor
  15. Prelude / Angry Young Man
  16. Big Shot
  17. Big Man On Mulberry Street
  18. Captain Jack
  19. An Innocent Man
  20. Pressure
  21. Goodnight Saigon
  22. Air (Dublinesque)
  23. Shameless
  24. James
  25. The River Of Dreams
  26. Keeping The Faith
  27. Only The Good Die Young
  28. I've Loved These Days
  29. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant (Reprise)

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