(Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes, men who despise you and enslave you; who regiment your lives, tell you what to do, what to think and what to feel! Who drill you, diet you, treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder! Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men!)

And I can't wait to be back home on the plane
To see my poor daughter, to see my poor baby's face
I've got the flashman in my sight
I wonder if he's got a daughter and if he's got a wife
And Christmas eve came as a surprise;
I counted my blessings and prayed to God for my life
I lost my best friend to Bastogne today
I wonder who'll tell his family and who'll tell his wife


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    General CommentBeginning part is from Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator", if anyone was wondering.
    AllChokedUpon July 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so amazing, so wistful, so sad. I cant figure out what exactly it's about? It seems to be about a soldier returning home from war, or it could be less specific, just about missing people, people coming and going, etc etc.

    I just saw the film 'Return to Paradise' in english class, and this song fits nicely with the overall concept of the film, I think.
    Tig45on June 11, 2014   Link

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