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1 The War Came Home To Me

(Dean Madonia)
May 24, 1998
Dean Madonia
About "The War Came Home To Me":
I was thinking about the effects of war back here in the USA. The verses are about two vets, one from Vietnam and the other from WWII who had suffered from the war and felt compelled to share their sufering with me.

I never imagined us going to war again like we did in Vietnam, but here we are and here it is again...
"The War Came Home To Me"
(Dean Madonia)

I was a child in '72 and my sitter Mrs. Plews
Made me watch the evening news
Force-fed me her Christian views
Her son returning from the war spoke to me in metaphors
Pulled down my pants and tried to score
I left the room and I closed that door

Shells rang out like thunder but only in my head
Hiding in my foxhole safe among the dead
Looking back I clearly see the consequence of victory

I was too young to go overseas, so the war came home to me
I was too young to go overseas, so the war came home to me

My father was in world war two
The training left him black and blue
But he found something he could do
While choking on his world-view
He had a mastoid in his ear
It made it hard for him to hear
The sickness filled him up with fear
I watched him slowly dissapear

Shells rang out like thunder but only in my head
Hiding in my foxhole safe among the dead
Looking back I clearly see the consequence of victory

I was too young to go overseas, so the war came home to me
I was too young to go overseas, so the war came home to me

(©1998)