I remember drinking at the dam
With the jarheads on the other side
Warm beer and tearing up the cans
And all of us yelling abuse
Cutting school to go drinking at the dam

Skinmags in the brambles
For the first part of my life
I thought women had orange skin
It was the first part of my life
Second is the rest

And now teenage warchests fill
And do the dirty dirty work
It was the first part of their lives

Drinking at the dam
Holding back what I can
But the power is so much

Drinking at the dam
Holding back what I can
I’m just drinking at the dam
I’m just drinking at the dam
I’m just drinking at the dam


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    General CommentAn alcohlic embarrased that his life is no different than when he was a teen.
    Wonder Nedon August 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat I thought of is maybe what happened during Hurricane Katrina. I know this guy is from the south. So, I was thinking he probably is comparing the innocence of his experience as a teenager on a dam, to that of the same dam that failed so many other teenagers during recent events. While he was able to drink and shout, etc., other teenagers have to be the "warchest" that fixes up a mess...
    sillyfizgigon October 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentHe remembers his teenage years, drinking with friends and laughing at the soldiers.

    Now kids so young who've only seen naked girls in pornos are
    fighting and dying in the middle eastern wars.

    He has got the rest of his post adolescent life to live,
    whereas these kids lives have been ruined by war
    either death or mental scarring.
    A powerful contrast in fortunes to contemplate.
    garlicton September 20, 2013   Link

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