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onsdag 23 januari 2013

Lost in translation #007: Asta Kask - Välkommen hem

A personal favourite of mine in 80's Swedish punk and something as unusual as a Swedish song about Vietnam veterans.

He read about it on the banners, he listened to his fathers nagging
"My son you know your duty, go to Vietnam for your land!"
Through recruitment he joined the rank,s even though his convictions swayed
With the rifle proud in his hand, he went into war for his land

But his choice was far from easy, it never felt quite right
He cried every single night, he cried for every life he had taken
But when he saw Uncle Sam, drop his leathal napalm
His emotions they ran cold, and pain flooded into his bones

From USA to Vietnam, Welcome home!!
From USA to Vietnam, Welcome home!!
From USA to Vietnam, Welcome home!!
From USA to Vietnam, Welcome home!!

In the backalleys of US ghettos, our hero can now be seen
Alone on his heroic crusade, alone in the world of drugs
Forgotten by the same nation, he spilled blood for in Vietnam
Because heros of his kind, are comfortable to forgett

From USA to Vietnam, Welcome home!!
From USA to Vietnam, Welcome home!!
From USA to Vietnam, Welcome home!!
From USA to Vietnam, Welcome home!!

He still has one in the chamber, left for one last killing
One last life for Uncle Sam, he took his own life for his land

From USA to Vietnam, Welcome home!!
From USA to Vietnam, Welcome home!!
From USA to Vietnam, Welcome home!!
From USA to Vietnam, Welcome home!!

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