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Paul Hardcastle

1985

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Trivia

Wist je dat? Saigon, de stad die veel wordt genoemd in de songtekst, heet tegenwoordig, na samenvoeging van Noord- en Zuid-Vietnam in 1976, Ho Chi Minhstad.
A-kant Titel

19

A-kant Componist(en)

P. Hardcastle, W. Coutourie, J. McCord

A-kant Producer(s)

Paul Hardcastle

B-kant titel

Fly By Night

B-kant componist(en)

P. Hardcastle

B-kant producer(s)

Paul Hardcastle

Platenlabel

Chrysalis

Catalogusnr

107 386

Album

Paul Hardcastle

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Songtekst

In 1965 Vietnam seemed like just another foreign war but it wasn't
It was different in many ways, as so were those that did the fighting
In World War II the average age of the combat soldier was 26
In Vietnam he was 19
In-in-in Vietnam he was 19

The shooting and fighting of the past two weeks continued today
25 miles west of Saigon
I really wasn't sure what was going on

Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni-19 19
19, 19, 19, 19

In Vietnam the combat soldier typically served
A twelve month tour of duty
But was exposed to hostile fire almost everyday
Ni-ni-ni 19, Ni-ni-ni 19

Hundreds of thousands of men who saw heavy combat
In Vietnam were arrested since discharge
Their arrest rate is almost twice that of non-veterans of the same age
There are no accurate figures of how many of these men
Have been incarcerated

But a Veterans Administration study
Concludes that the greater of vets
Exposure to combat could more likely affect his chances
Of being arrested or convicted

This is one legacy of the Vietnam War

All those who remember the war
They won't forget what they've seen
Destruction of men in their prime
Whose average was 19

De-de-destruction
De-de-destruction
War, war

De-de-destruction, wa, wa, war, wa, war, war
De-de-destruction
War, war

After World War II the men came home together on troop ships
But the Vietnam vet often arrived home within 48 hours of jungle combat
Perhaps the most dramatic difference between
World War II and Vietnam was coming home
None of them received a hero's welcome

None of them received a heroes welcome, none of them, none of them
Ne-ne-ne, ne-ne-ne, none of them, none of them, none of them
None of them received a hero's welcome
None of them received a hero's welcome

According to a Veteran's Administration study
Half of the Vietnam combat veterans suffered from what
Psychiatrists call
Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder

Many vets complain of alienation, rage or guilt
Some succumb to suicidal thoughts
Eight to ten years after coming home
Almost eight hundred thousand men are still fighting the Vietnam War

De-de-destruction
Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni19 19
19, 19, 19, 19
Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni-19 19
19, 19, 19, 19

When we came back it was different, everybody wants to know
"How'd it happened to those guys over there
There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
We did what we had to do

There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
People wanted us to be ashamed of what it made us
Dad had no idea what he went to fight and he is now
All we want to do is come home

All we want to do is come home
What did we do it for?
All we want to do is come home
Was it worth it

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Details Dua Lipa - Training Season
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Details Lost Frequencies & Bastille - Head Down
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Details Douwe Bob - Nothing To Lose
Details Ofenbach feat. Norma Jean Martine - Overdrive
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Details Ariana Grande - We Can't Be Friends (Wait For Your Love)
Details Hannah Mae - Waterdicht
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Details Alex Warren - Before You Leave Me
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