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Purple Heart

Ransom
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An old grey black man lives out on Thunder Road
Townfolk call him crazy
But those people just don't know
How he lost his right eye
Why they never hear him speak
They don't see in the dead of night
When he sets the demons free

He's back in '69
In the deltas near Saigon
Crazed with fear and 18 years of tryin' to get along
With the ordered round to bring him down
And he never quite made it back

He's got a Purple Heart and one glass eye and old sharecropper's shack

His birth name is Isaac and no one can recall
The only friends that he once had sit up there on the Wall
You'll never hear him say it but it tears him up inside
You won't see him late at night when the tears fall from his eyes

He's back in '69 in the deltas near Saigon
Crazed with fear and 18 years of tryin' to get along
With the ordered round to bring him down
And he never quite made it back

He's got a Purple Heart and one glass eye and an old sharecropper's shack

There is a story back in '69
Told by a Captain just before he lost his life
A story about a black man who came from Thunder Road
Saved his whole platoon
And they called him "Lucky Rose"

He's back in '69 in the deltas near Saigon
Crazed with fear and 18 years of tryin' to get along
With the ordered round to bring him down
And he never quite made it back

He's got a Purple Heart and one glass eye and an old sharecropper's shack

Contributed by anonymous - 2011/7/13 - 05:44



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