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I Was Only Nineteen

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Mum and Dad and Denny saw the Passing out Parade at Puckapunal (it was a long march from Cadets) The 6th Battalion was the next to tour, and it was me who drew the card We did Canungra - Shoalwater before we left And Townsville lined the footpaths as we marched down to the Quay This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean And there's me in me slouch hat with me S.L.R. and Greens God help me, I was only 19 From Vung tau riding Chinooks, to the dust at Nui Dat I'd been in and out of choppers now for months But we made our tents a home, V.B. and pin ups on the lockers And an Asian orange sunset through the scrub And can you tell me Doctor why I still can't get to sleep? And the night time's just a jungle dark and a barking M16 And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means? God help me, I was only 19 A four week operation, when each step can mean your last one on two legs It was a war within yourself But you wouldn't let your mates down 'til they had you dusted off So you closed your eyes and thought about something else Then someone yelled out 'Contact' and the bloke behind me swore We hooked in there for hours, then a God Almighty roar Frankie kicked a mine the day that Mankind kicked the moon God help me, he was going home in June I can still see Frankie drinking tinnies, in the Grand Hotel On a 36 hour Rec leave in Vung Tau And I can still hear Frankie, lying screaming in the jungle 'Til the morphine came and killed the bloody row And the A.N.Z.A.C. legend didn't mention mud and blood and tears And the stories that my Father told me, never seemed quiet real I caught some pieces in my back that I didn't even feel God help me, I was only 19 And can you tell me Doctor why I still can't get to sleep? And why the Channel 7 chopper chills me to my feet? And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means? God help me, I was only 19.

Grandma's Feather Bed

JOHN DENVER "Back Home Again"
(Connor) When I was a little bitty boy, just up off a floor, we used to go down to Grandma's house every month end or so. We'd have chicken pie and country ham, homemade butter on the bread. But the best darn thing about Grandma's house was her great big feather bed. It was nine feet wide, and six feet high, soft as a downy chick It was made from the feathers of forty-eleven geese, took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick. It'd hold eight kids and four hound dogs and a piggy we stole from the shed. We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun on Grandma's feather bed. After supper we'd sit around the fire, the old folks would spit and chew. Pa would talk about the farm and the war, and Granny'd sing a ballad or two. I'd sit and listen and watch the fire till the cobwebs filled my head, next thing I'd know I'd wake up in the morning in the middle of the old feather bed. It was nine feet wide, and six feet high, soft as a downy chick It was made from the feathers of forty-eleven geese, took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick. It'd hold eight kids and four hound dogs and a piggy we stole from the shed. We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun on Grandma's feather bed. Well I love my Ma, I love my Pa, I love Granny and Grandpa too. I been fishing with my uncle, I ras'led with my cousin, I even kissed Aunt Lou, ew! But if I ever had to make a choice, I guess it oughta be said that I'd trade 'em all plus the gal down the road for Grandma's feather bed. I'd trade 'em all plus the gal down the road... I'll have to reconsider 'bout the gal down the road: It was nine feet wide, and six feet high, soft as a downy chick It was made from the feathers of forty-eleven geese, took a whole bolt of cloth for the tick. It'd hold eight kids and four hound dogs and a piggy we stole from the shed. We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun on Grandma's feather bed. We didn't get much sleep but we had a lot of fun on Grandma's feather bed.

Minority Report

JAY-Z "Kingdom Come"
[Intro: News Excerpts] The damage here along the gulf coast is catastrophic. There's a frantic effort under way tonight to find survivors. There are an uncounted number of the dead tonight... People are being forced to live like animals... We are desperate... No one says the federal government is doing a good job.. And hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people... No water, I fought my country for years.. We need help, we really need help.. In Baghdad, they they drop, they air drop water, food to people..why cant they do that to their own people? The same idiots that can't get water into a major American city in less than three days are trying to win a war... [Verse 1 - Jay-Z] People was poor before the hurricane came But the down pour poured is like when Mary J. sang Every day it rains, so every day the pain But ignored them, and showed em the risk was to blame For life is a chain, cause and effected Niggas off the chain because they affected It's a dirty game so whatever is effective From weed to selling kane, gotta put that in effect Wouldn't you loot, if you didn't have the loot? Baby needed food and you stuck on the roof Helicopter swooped down just to get a scoop Through his telescopic lens but he didn't scoop you The next five days, no help ensued They called you a refugee because you seek refuge The commander-in-chief just flew by Did he stop? No, he had a couple seats Just proved jet blue he's not Jet flew by the spot What if he ran out of jet fuel and just dropped hu,That woulda been something to watch Helicopters doing fly-bys to take a couple of shots Couple of portraits then ignored 'em He'd be just another bush surrounded by a couple orchids Poor kids just 'cause they were poor kids Left 'em on they porches same old story in New Orleans Silly rappers, because we got a couple Porches MTV stopped by to film our fortresses We forget the unfortunate Sure I ponied up a mill, but I didn't give my time So in reality I didn't give a dime, or a damn I just put my monies in the hands of the same people that left my people stranded Nothin' but a bandit Left them folks abandoned Damn, that money that we gave was just a band-aid Can't say we better off than we was before In synopsis this is my minority report Can't say we better off than we was before In synopsis this is my minority report [Verse 2 - Ne-Yo] So many times I'm, covering my eyes Peeking through my fingers Tryin' to hide my, frustration at the way that we treat (Seems like we don't even care) Turn on the TV, seein' the pain Sayin' such a shame Then tryin' to go on with my life Of that, I too, am guilty (Seems like we don't even care) So we send a lil' money, tell 'em it's alright To be able to sleep at night You will pay that price While some of these folks' lost their whole life (Seems like we don't even care) Now it wasn't on the nightly news no more Suddenly it didn't matter to you no more In the end almost nothing changed What the hell, what was that for? (Seems like we don't even care) [Outro: News Excerpts] ...Buses are on the way to take those people from New Orleans to Houston ...They lyin' ...People are dying at the convention center ...Their government has failed them ...George Bush doesn't care about black people

Nobody Knows

NELLY "Suit"
[Anthony Hamilton] IIIIIIIII didn't know, there'd be troubles along the way Nobody told me nothin, nobody told me nothin, nothin Well, well, ohh, ohhhh, ohhhhhh, oahh-ohhhh Well, ay-heyyy, ay-hey, we-ell Uh-huh, uh-huh-huh, uh-huh-huh, uh-huh-huh [Nelly] I went through, 8 different schools in, 12 different years That's 30 different teachers, over ten thousand different peers And I done fought in e'ryone, been suspended e'rytime Besides a few a felony, done committed e'ry crime But never braggin on, just want you to see me what I done done I'm never proud of it, so I don't have to go back there again And uhh, I used to go like house to house (man) Sleepin on couch to couch (you know) Walk around stickin out my hands, lookin for a handout Only thing I handed out was more bills Only thing pulled me out was my will God told me the sun don't chill Determined to make use of one of these skills Either that or go beat the block Ain't no way you can beat the cops Ain't no way I can beat the clock Just a matter of time shut down your shop Ohh, you stay up day and nights, livin this way of life I was +Young and Restless+ +All My Children+ came and then I had a +Guiding Light+ (hey) No more of that sittin mayne (c'mon) sittin and waitin and thinkin somebody comin to take me up off them streets But now I know.. [Chorus - Anthony Hamilton] Nobody told me that the road would be easy, yeah I don't believe, I've made it this far My whole life, man I've been workin so hard and I know Nobody told me that the road would be easy (Whoaaaaaa, that the road) I can't believe, I've made it this far (Whoo, yeahhh) My whole life, man I've been workin so hard and I know [Nelly] I can tell you right now, I'm sayin I could sit here and count on one hand How many people seen me graduate I know a few that did but a bunch that ain't (hey) Same folks showin up in swarms, waitin for me to go on Wantin to see Nelly perform, where was this support before I became this household name I was playin them Little League games Nobody curred if I go 0-for-3 Nobody out hurr rootin for me but my Momma Supported me in e'rything, 'Why she get e'rything?' Some people got the nerve to ask Y'all can kiss my ass, and that's my Momma Got a sister that need my help (hey) and I gave peace all with wealth Give anything that I have, just to see her in perfect health Now we out hurr complainin, 'I got work to do' (ohh) How bad you think you got it, somebody else got it worse than you (hey) I done had them down and ups and, don't plan on comin back down (no) Don't plan on leavin hurr no time soon, but I got too comfortable now Wouldn't have no knowledge of wealth, without no knowledge of self And I'ma keep walkin this road - my mind, body and soul I know {*echoes*} [Chorus] [Anthony Hamilton] I didn't knowwwww There'd be troubles along the way (I didn't know there'd be troubles) Nobody told me nothin (nobody told me nothin) That would help me to ease my pain (to help ease my pain, yeah) I've been walkin this roooooad, for forever and a day (forever and a day) Now I've been searchin somethin (whoa-ohhh) For someone to help me find my way (somebody help me, find my way) And now I know [Chorus] - fades out w/ ad libs

Excedrin

Daly's Gone Wrong "The Fourth Wave"
I wish that answers were easy as questions And that I had the right suggestions But I'm lost again without a friend to talk to And I don't want to hurt you Or choose to lose but I don't have the choice. I can't voice my thoughts but I brought myself to this. I'm losing sleep Insomnia keeps me in this prison. Don't know if the means really meet the ends. 'I'm sorry' Did I mention? It's not my intention to make you cry And I don't know what that I've lied for so long My friend, come again, let's talk and home that this night never ends. Me friend, help me. To see how I want this to be. I'm sorry I'm so cynical but your problems are so trivial. No more noise, forget about my voice. Home alone, dream of another day to help keep the tears away. I don't need your help, I've learned to die myself. Don't blame me for feelings I can't change. And why explain that I'm not the same? Sleep and cigarettes always did me best. Solutions I stopped seeking and religion I quite believing. Revolution dreaming but I lost the most with you.

Diesel

WU-TANG CLAN "Iron Flag"
[Raekwon the Chef] So yo yo all I want to do is just tell them cats On the real, keep your game high man, keep it up Word up, never stop your goals man, yaknowhatI'msayin (For real baby) And, yo son, on the real I'ma get a sneaker just like y'all [Ol Dirty Bastard] I need help Because the black man is God The government is after me And the worst is, black man is the Devil I need help So this is to bring everything in the Someone help me please universe within the light Someone help me! Understanding They already did 2Pac My children, all six billion humans Biggie Smalls on the planet Earth Someone help me! Regardless of who or what, I love you Someone help me please! Word is bond, I love you Ahh! I'ma groupie for life, about nine wife All the babies are mine, save a child life No more doctors deliverin my babies Stick in pins killing me slowly To the President you say I'm a welfare fraud you motherfucking right! Let's burn this dark house white! Insecure about my ding-dong, married to Babylon My queen lookin at me like a pawn! [Raekwon the Chef] Splash the worst rehearse a verse Flashdance on the universe Televise the work Network Shop til your neck hurt Whattup Dirt, nine diagram phoenix on your sweatshirt Thirty-thousand went bezerk, it's like clockwork Rockport Mr. Raw God, hold the fort Collect thoughts, elect sports, sideswipe, by the white horse French cut, gleamin in the Benz truck, whattup Tellin my mens what Ten times platinum and we ends up draped out, jumpin out a cake, now throw your tape out Furniture style, holdin the mic we got it laid out Mind iodine Einstein remind mine People swam nine didn't know they own kind wrong time Denim rap, competition quick, handle that Suckin the jim hat, pervertin on my raps'll get you slidapped Mix drink Cuban Link lizink, flip a to zinc Plus, expensive like a roman mink, now think [Ol Dirty Bastard] An ugly thirty-six chamber degree, what, you wanna rhyme Deep bring 600 ABC through the love white hate line I'm telling you tornado, 42 billion thought travel The year 90's parallel, controls to the wakes I dig woman's stomach swell, my borough is dark Many lights UFO kites, Benjamin Franklin got it right Abraham I stuck your cherry tree Your white head came out my black pussy I ran Rip Van Winkle on all fours Mountains twinkle twinkle star, Tarzan in a jar And then came out Jane Flintstone in my gravel pit [Method Man] Kill the chatterin, niggaz bust shots, keep em scatterin Blood splatterin, on point like a javelin Fuck battlin, you cats is only good for babblin Imaginin yourself, as the God space travellin Round the seven rings of Saturn Got my sword plus the Abbot in the chamber, nine in the clip At the gatherin, we left you staggerin, yo it had to been Hot Nickel, who broke bread, at the Vatican Stick a pin, in a citizen, mental food, got us diggin in My compliments to the chef M-E-TH like amphatimens, yes stick it to the veteran Blaow blaow! Blown to death, take your medicines I put the sick in your mu-sick with Osirus Bound to blow like a bad sinus [Ol Dirty Bastard] Stay up at night don't sleep on your morn Rest in the day because it's sunlight Reverse thought psychology [Prince Rakeem] Child wild adventures walk trillions of square inches Ten percentage try to drain me of my mental strengthage Heavy wattage knowledge cleans blood clottage, and retardage I refine the garbage logic exterminate your cottage [U-God] Thirty-six anger, dirty language is the stranger The mangler, the honor roll singer righteous finger When we shine-a, we always find a never minor major Hard to spot we dangerous with our behavior [Prince Rakeem] Australian Venezuelaen illegal aliens Chameleons all catch the feelings we revealing Killer bee keep your mind at ease, lay back like Adam fuckin Eve Four thousand years in the garden, puffin trees [U-God] I aim slang I maintain, through the main vein The answer came clever, when we do greatness through trial and error Mile of terror motormouth, let the odor out Fumin greater, the temper in my spine huminator The super grass childish blast sleepy eye stash The hashish masterpiece, Osirus is the virus This split second splash, severe drop is near pop There's fallin teardrops, now is it worth your career

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