We stand together, we fight forever. You feel the pain and the grieving the veterans went through and it makes you realize that some men were so young to go out and experience such things that no human being should go through. Frank also took it on knowing that the song would stir interest and bring attention to the issues facing Vietnam veterans at the time. Although I do agree that it is evidence that the mondegreen and associated misinterpretation is prevalent in Australia. He talks about all the negative aspect of war like the killing and nightmares. And why the Channel 7 chopper chills down to my feet? And the Anzac legends didn't mention mud and blood and tears And the stories that my father told me never seemed quite real.
Friends jumped on the stage to hug Mr Hunt as men in the audience cried and embraced each other. Some of these alternate names are now in the article. When a radio signal had been passed on that the Americans had landed on the moon, the historic news was passed onto the men. Even today, 32 years after the song's release, Frank says it still plays a role in raising awareness about the physical and mental health effects returned soldiers live with. If you wish to add details of the Mondegreen then I suggest it be placed within the main body of the article not in a Trivia section.
So they went through the names of those in Mr Storen's platoon. Please take a moment to review. He believes the glare of publicity and interest around the song would have added an unnecessary burden for the Hines family. It also mentions about life for the soldiers after the war. And time's just a dark and a M. And the stories that my father told me never seemed quite real.
A portion of the lyrics are already in the article in relation to the indicating their significance to Vietnam Veterans and an explanation has been provided by. Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing-out parade at Puckapunyal It was a long march from cadets. He just stared at me. He was walking just ahead of Frank that day. From Vung Tau, riding Chinooks, to the dust at Nui Dat I'd been in and out of choppers now for months. A passing out parade is a sort of graduation ceremony for soldiers one they have completed their training and Puckapunyal is and Australian Army Base in Victoria.
If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit for additional information. However, people continue the war because there must be someone who wins and somebody who loses. The approval Schumann told Mr Storen the song was ready at a family function. And why the Channel Seven chopper chills me to my feet? Have a listen to The Herd's cover of this song. No stories, legends, songs can ever depict the whole horror of what any war brings to the humanity. This may be fostered by the you refer to or by the section of lyric I referred to. And night-time's just a jungle dark and a barking M16? The edit added all the lyrics to the song and may breach copyright.
The sixth battalion was the next to tour, and it was me who drew the card. However, the author and his peers are deprived of such happiness. I'm saying this because the whole Agent Orange thing was soooo in the front of everyone in Australia 's mind at the time that its entirely appropriate to leave it there! Welcome home On October 3, 1987, 25,000 Vietnam veterans marched through the streets of Sydney in a belated welcome home parade. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section. Maybe the 6th did but my Dad was in the 8th and I am sure he said he went there in an aircraft carrier, possibly the Melbourne? All four had been students at Flinders University and together developed an intensely passionate and outspoken outlook.
There is comphrehensive list describing the meaning of terms and references in the lyrics. The reader may identify several thematic lines which are depicted in the poem: difficulties of Vietnam War, its negative influence on the individual, the meaning of culture. The song was written about the Vietnam War and the main point for this song to be produced was to help the public to understand what was happening in Vietnam. And what's this rash that comes and goes, can you tell me what it means? Repetition of the chorus reinforces the feelings of the surviving men. This says that although these men were at ar, they were risking and fighting for their lives, that any minute could be their last, they continued on and would not give up until the very end, until they had achieved what they had set out to do, no matter what it cost them and not only is he mourning for the loss of the men he knew and the friends he made, but also for the loss of his youth, after all, he was only 19.
They are obliged to go to the war, although none of them want to sacrifice their precious life. God help me, I was only nineteen. A four week operation when each step could mean your last one on two legs It was a war within yourself. Subtly, the entire song is an Allusion, a reference to an historical event. After the march, Schumann played I was only 19 at a concert in the Domain. For readers wishing to see the full lyrics there is no better source than the song's writer 's own webpage: an external link is given at bottom of the article and. The Vietnam was one of the darkest times of Australian history, something that will never be forgotten.
Frank Hunt was beside him, on stage in his wheelchair. He never forgot how close he came, and when those who did fight returned, he paid attention to their struggles. He pulled out his guitar and started to sing. I was only 19, written by red gum, an Australian band is a song about the Vietnam War. Also, for the soldiers in Vietnam the moon landing is just another memory for horror.
This refers to the chemicals that were used in the war. Was it okay to let them down afterwards? I believe the sentence in the article should remain as is. A lot of imagery is used to make the audience really imagine what the composer has. Following , these subpages are now deprecated. Because of these thoughts, the protagonist is devastated. Mum and Dad and saw the out at It was a long from cadets The battalion was the next to tour and it was me who drew the card We did and before we left And lined the as we down to the quay This from the shows us and and clean And there's me in me hat with me and greens God help me - I was only nineteen From Vung Tau Chinooks to the dust at Nui Dat I'd been in and out of now for months And we made our a home, V.