I remember falling out of the sky
I was 16 tons of wreckage trying to learn how to fly
Return to sender
The water is coming up fast, screaming to the current
"They shoot horses don't they !?"

Casting a slur
I heard a voice from the river
Ringing out through the bones of its lantern jaw

PEOPLE FORGET
PEOPLE TEND TO FORGET
And I just wanna remind you

And when I landed, hitting every branch down
My 'chute had failed to open tangled baby under the sun
Yeah I was baited on a hook and a wire
Teasing at the current in the heart of the Mekong Delta

Casting a slur
I heard a voice from the river
Ringing out through the bones of its lantern jaw

PEOPLE FORGET
PEOPLE TEND TO FORGET
And I just wanna remind you

In every coroner's bag is an atheist
Sprung from the foxhole that he dug
Don't count me out now
I'm like a diamond in the rough

Diamonds seem to make the perfect cut
But time it waits for no man
An indefinite stay of execution until I'm dragged to my crooked home


Lyrics submitted by travislopes, edited by teiladnam

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    My InterpretationI'm glad to find lyrics that seem to actually be correct instead of the useless hazy guesses I usually see. "In every coroner's bag is an atheist, sprung from the foxhole that he dug"... that's a great line.

    Anyway, this seems to be about the Vietnam War. The protagonist is a fighter pilot who's been shot down over the Mekong Delta. His parachute has malfunctioned and gotten caught in a tree so he's just dangling there. Someone calls to him. He doesn't know if they're going to save him or shoot him.
    teiladnamon December 07, 2014   Link

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