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Thirteen Below Lyrics

by Ryan Adams

We were thirteen deep below the earth,
When we saw the fatal light.
A mighty blast of fire shook-us
All and one to flight.
For those of us still able,
We moved to safer ground.
The air was getting thinner,
As we heard the crumbling sound.
Heard the crumbling sound.

We made peace with our creator,
Each in his own way.
Some wrote notes to family,
While others sat to pray.
Time has moved so slowly,
Who will hear our plight?
As we sat there in the darkness,
Prepared for our last fight.
Fighting for our life.

We're waiting for a miracle,
To see the light of day.
It won't be long before we're found
And we'll be on our way.

One by one among us,
Would swear to see daylight.
Exclaiming that they've found us
And soon we'd be alright.
It finally dawned upon me,
That they truly saw the light.
Not the one expected,
But one to end their fight.
One to end their fight.

Each one settled gently
In hopes that were untrue.
Frozen in expression,
With thoughts of our rescue.
Now I am the last one,
Waiting for the light.
My eyes are growing heavy,
I'm about to lose my sight.
About to lose my sight.

Like the others here around me,
I believe I see the light.
When a surge of air surrounds me
I feel I've lost the fight.
A rush of saviors enter
And I too see daylight.
I'm coming with you brothers,
Cause I too see the light.
Cause I too see the light.

We're waiting for a miracle,
To see the light of day.
It won't be long before we're found
And we'll be on our way.





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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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