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Vietnam Will Win!

Red Star Singers
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1974
Album: The Force Of Life

Words and Music by Mike Stout
Additional Words by Red Star Singers - 1974

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We heard "Vietnam Will Win!" on a tape from New York made by Mike Stout.

We liked it but we wanted to rework parts of it. Gary rewrote some of the words and added a verse and Michael made some changes in the music. All this was done without Mike Stout ever hearing it. When we finally contacted him to let him know we changed the song and wanted to use it be was (fortunately) very pleased.
They came for the pride and glory of the western man
They came with swords and guns and bibles waving in their hands
Like a storm they took command
Like the locusts they covered the land
Like so many others who came to Vietnam
They invaded again.

They came for power and for fortune like the aggressors before
They packed the people into hamlets, they called it "special war"
And in their pathway they brought sorrow along
They burned and bombed and raped and rifled towns
They told the people that their culture was wrong
They called them "Viet Cong."

Let the struggle and resistance begin
Like a fire being spread by the wind
While the peasants lead the people again
Behind the guns of the Vietminh
One people from Saigon to Hanoi
Reunifying what could not be destroyed
Like the songs that the people sing
Like the flags that they wave in the wind
Let the thunder and the echo ring
VIETNAM WILL WIN !

They changed the color of the corpses, Vietnamized the war
They filled the countryside with craters, they urbanized the poor
They jailed and tortured young and old alike
They mined the harbors and they bombed the dykes
And they left cripples and orphans behind
When they brought their genocide.

Let the struggle and resistance begin
Like a fire being spread by the wind
While the peasants lead the people again
Behind the guns of the Vietminh
One people from Saigon to Hanoi
Reunifying what could not be destroyed
Like the songs that the people sing
Like the flags that they wave in the wind
Let the thunder and the echo ring
VIETNAM WILL WIN !

And when their allies turned against them, they had to save their face
And when their puppet troops deserted, they had to hide their disgrace
When their own soldiers could not be relied upon
And Indignation swept their people at home
And they won no victory with all their bombs
They promised to go home.

Let the struggle and resistance begin
Like a fire being spread by the wind
While the peasants lead the people again
Behind the guns of the Vietminh
One people from Saigon to Hanoi
Reunifying what could not be destroyed
Like the songs that the people sing
Like the flags that they wave in the wind
Let the thunder and the echo ring
VIETNAM WILL WIN !

7/6/2020 - 22:26



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