And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can’t get to sleep?
And night time’s just a jungle dark and a barking M.16?
And what’s this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means?
God help me – I was only nineteen
“I was only 19” or “A walk in the light green”, released in 1983 by the Australian band Redgum, is a powerful song based on the experiences of Vietnam veterans. The Wikipedia entry for the song explains some of the lyrics if you aren’t sure what the “Channel 7 chopper” or “a walk in the light green” refer to.
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