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Green Eyed Monster Lyrics

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who's that creeping out of my back door
don't say he's collecting for the poor
don't you tell me you're not having fun
the green eyed monster's got me on the run

phones keep ringing but there's no one there
you never told me why you changed your hair
someone else's lotion on my side of the mattress
green eyed monster's got me by the niagra's

don't think i'm mad, it's paranoia
(i want what you got)
i'm sad, you're glad
(i want what you got)
i'm hungry for your love
say the word, give me fever
(you got what i need)
keep those goodies for me

midnight shopping is a funny thing
but i'm not laughing, you don't wear your ring
you spend a fortune but your cupboard's bare
the green eyed monster's got his home in there

somethings cooking at the laundromat
dirty washing, i'm not having that
fifteen visits and my threads are bare
the green eyed monster leaves me in despair

don't think i'm mad, it's paranoia
(i want what you got)
i'm sad, you're glad
(i want what you got)
hungry for your love
you say, the word, give me fever
(you got what i need)
keep that something for me

what the hell is happening here
the more i get to know
i find out how much i don't know
who can i turn to now
when everything i touch
and everything i see
seems to crumble into dust
you put the evil eye on me

green eyed monster's driving me insane
and jealous lovers play a deadly game
my fire is burning but you're as cold as ice
the green eyed monster throws a loaded dice

who's that creeping out of my back door
don't say he's collecting for the poor
don't you tell me you're not having fun
the green eyed monster's got me on the run
the green eyed monster's got me on the run
the green eyed monster's got me on the run




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Paul Hardcastle
In 1965 Vietnam seemed like just another foreign war but it wasn't
It was different in many ways, as so were tose that did the fighting
In World War II the average age of the combat soldier was 26
In Vietnam he was 19
In-in-in Vietnam he was 19

The shooting and fighting of the past two weeks continued today
25 miles west of Saigon
I really wasn't sure what was going on

Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni-19 19
19, 19, 19, 19

In Vietnam the combat soldier typically served
A twelve month tour of duty
But was exposed to hostile fire almost everyday
Ni-ni-ni 19, Ni-ni-ni 19

Hundreds of thousands of men who saw heavy combat
In Vietnam were arrested since discharge
Their arrest rate is almost twice that of non-veterans of the same age
There are no accurate figures of how many of these men
Have been incarcerated

But a Veterans Administration study
Concludes that the greater of vets
Exposure to combat could more likely affect his chances
Of being arrested or convicted

This is one legacy of the Vietnam War

All those who remember the war
They won't forget what they've seen
Destruction of men in their prime
Whose average was 19

De-de-destruction
De-de-destruction
War, war

De-de-destruction, wa, wa, war, wa, war, war
De-de-destruction
War, war

After World War II the men came home together on troop ships
But the Vietnam vet often arrived home within 48 hours of jungle combat
Perhaps the most dramatic difference between
World War II and Vietnam was coming home
None of them received a hero's welcome

None of them received a heroes welcome, none of them, none of them
Ne-ne-ne, ne-ne-ne, none of them, none of them, none of them
None of them received a hero's welcome
None of them received a hero's welcome

According to a Veteran's Administration study
Half of the Vietnam combat veterans suffered from what
Psychiatrists call
Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder

Many vets complain of alienation, rage or guilt
Some succumb to suicidal thoughts
Eight to ten years after coming home
Almost eight hundred thousand men are still fighting the Vietnam War

De-de-destruction
Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni19 19
19, 19, 19, 19
Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni-19 19
19, 19, 19, 19

When we came back it was different, everybody wants to know
"How'd it happened to those guys over there?
There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
We did what we had to do

There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
People wanted us to be ashamed of what it made us
Dad had no idea what he went to fight and he is now
All we want to do is come home

All we want to do is come home
What did we do it for?
All we want to do is come home
Was it worth it
Cristina Vee
I've done everything I canAll the people that I see I will never understandIf I find a way to change, if I step into the lightThen I'll never be the same, and it all will fade to whiteEver on and on I continue circlingWith nothing but my hate in a carousel of agony
Cristina Vee
I've done everything I canAll the people that I see I will never understandIf I find a way to change, if I step into the lightThen I'll never be the same, and it all will fade to whiteEver on and on I continue circlingWith nothing but my hate in a carousel of agony
White Lies
rin
One Direction
She told me in the morning she don't feel the same about us in her bones
It seems to me that when I die these words will be written on my stone
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