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Khe Sanh

[1978]
Scritta da Don Walker, tastierista dei Cold Chisel.

L'assedio di Khe San fu una lunga battaglia della guerra del Vietnam, combattuta tra il gennaio ed il luglio 1968, durante la quale le forze dell'Esercito del Vietnam del Nord tentarono senza successo di distruggere la importante base dei Marines statunitensi situata nelle regioni settentrionali del Vietnam del Sud. (it.wikipedia)
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The mood of the song is typified by its first verse.

The remaining verses describe the singer's aimless drifting after his return to Australia: womanising, post traumatic stress disorder, addiction to speed and Novocaine, getting work on oil rigs and flying helicopters. He has travelled the world: "I've been back to South East Asia but the answer sure ain't there". The final refrain is "Well the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone", as the singer heads to Hong Kong for casual sex.

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I left my heart to the sappers round Khe Sanh
(Continues)
2009/1/20 - 22:56




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