Come gather round you sailors
Soldiers and Marines
I'll tell you bout some sailors
Making history

The world's strongest Navy
Was delivering the bombs
From the hills of California
To the swamps of Vietnam

USS Anderson
Heading off to war
Didn't make it too far
Barely left the shore

Bolts and chains
In the main reduction gear
Now it can't do much
But sit right here

All hands on deck, let's give 3 cheers
To the man who threw the wrench in the gears

USS Forestall
Heading off to war
Didn't make it very far
Barely left the shore

Fire to the radar
Middle of the night
Fire to the Admiral's Quarters
He ain't gonna fight

All hands on deck, let's give 3 cheers
To the man who threw the wrench in the gears

USS Ranger
Heading off to war
Didn't make it very far
Barely left the shore

A little paint scraper
In the main reduction gear
Now it can't do much
But sit right here

All hands on deck, let's give 3 cheers
To the man who threw the wrench in the gears

The world's strongest Navy's
Got a little glitch
It needs obedient sailors
Flipping every switch

They sent the country's future off
To fight a greedy war
So the they took all the equipment
And threw it overboard!


Lyrics submitted by rottenzuko

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