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Song Parodies -> "Traces (of War)"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Classics IV

Parody Song Title:

"Traces (of War)"

Parody Written by:

Tommy Turtle

The Lyrics

Bloody photographs
Mounting up as toll increases
Bodies torn in half
Bullets cut them all to pieces

Traces of war
Far away
That didn't work out ri - i - ight
Traces of war...

Ribbons from their chest
Souvenirs of battles weathered
Dog tags from the rest
DOD sends "sorry" letter

Traces of war
Far away
That didn't work out ri - i - ight
Traces of war
With us

We close our ey - ey - eyes
And say a prayer
That someday they will find
A way to leave from there


Traces of hope
In the night
That we can exorcise
These traces of war
From our eyes
For the non-US of A: DOD = Department of Defense, which sends letters to the families of those killed in action: "We regret to inform you...." etc.c 2006 Tommy Turtle

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Pacing: 4.7
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Overall Rating: 4.7

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Fiddlegirl - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Still poignant...3 1/2 yrs later. : (
Tommy Turtle - July 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Fiddlegirl: Thanks... and what's *really* sad is that it's still *topical* 3 1/2 years later -- who'da' guessed? :-(

Trivial by comparison, of course, but it's also sad that a glitch in ChuckyG's system resulted in thousands of votes and comments being lost a couple of years ago (note this page has 130+ hits, but no comments and one vote besides yours). Thanks for strolling through the Archive Bunker -- feel welcome anytime -- take yer shoes off, sit down a spell! (mixing TV metaphors).

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