'Got on a plane in Fresco and got off in Vietnam.
I walked into a different world, the past forever gone.
I could have gone to Canada or I could have stayed in school.
But I was brought up differently. I couldn't break the rules.

Thirteen months and fifteen days, the last ones were the worst.
One minute I kneel down and pray And the next I stand and curse.
No place to run to where I did not feel that war.
When I got home I stayed alone and checked behind each door.

Still in Saigon
Still in Saigon
I am Still in Saigon in my mind!

The ground at home was covered with snow. And I was covered in sweat.
My younger brother calls me a killer and My daddy calls me a vet.
Everybody says that I'm someone else That I'm sick and there's no cure.
Damned if I know who I am. There was only one place I was sure
When I was

Still in Saigon
Still in Saigon.
I am still in Saigon in my mind!

Every summer when it rains, I smell the jungle, I hear the planes.
I can't tell no one I feel ashamed. Afraid someday I'll go insane.

That's been ten long years ago and time has gone on by.
But now and then I catch myself
Eyes searchin' through the sky.
All the sounds of long ago will be forever in my head.
Mingled with the wounded's cries and the silence of the dead

'Cause I'm
Still in Saigon
Still in Saigon
I am still in Saigon in my mind

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    General Comment
    This was a big thing for a lot of the troops returning home, their own generation was shouting at them "killer" and the war they had come back from was still going on, it was tough... This is very similar to the story line in Rambo I am i right?
    Logornkoon October 13, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    This is the only tune I've ever heard about PTSD besides Rooster by Alice In Chains. Vietnam was hell that we've should've never been in but it happened and you went whether you liked it or not. Johnson and JFK and Nixon believed in two-view system much like Bush used with the War on Terror. If you aren't with us, then you're against us. History repeats itself and it always repeats itself, doesn't it?
    OpinionHeadon November 20, 2004   Link

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