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My Father Died in Vietnam

My father died in Vietnam

and now I've lost my son


I was just a little boy

when daddy said goodbye

He told me he'd be back real soon

hugged me tight and told me not to cry


They say he died in a firefight

and probably felt no pain

But I feel that pain

every day and every night


Daddy loved us and his country

He thought his war was right

But in Vietnam he died

because our country lied


When I think of daddy

I often cry in pain

I wonder why he left me

I wish he could explain


I was nearly forty

when my son left for Iraq

I have to go he told me

but soon I will be back


He did his tour and then another

He said he missed his mom

He drove out on patrol one day

and then he took a bomb


They say he died in a firefight

and probably felt no pain

But I feel that pain

every day and every night


My son loved us and his country

He thought his war was right

But in Iraq he died

because our country lied


My father died in Vietnam

and now I've lost my son

When will we stop this war

that cannot be won

My father died in Vietnam

and now I've lost my son


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