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FEMALE OF THE SPECIES Lyrics

by Fish Leslie

When the Himallayan peasent meets the he-bear in his pride
He shouts to scare the monster who will often turn aside
But the she-bear thus accosted wrends the peasent tooth and nail,

For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

When Nog, the basking cobra hears the careless foot of man
He will sometimes wriggle sideways and avoid it if he can
but his mate makes no such motion where she camps beside the trail,

For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

When the early Jesuit fathers preached to Heurons and Chaktaws
They prayed to be delivered from the vengence of the sqaws
Twas the women not the warriors turn those stark enthusiasts pale

For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

Man's timid heart is bursting with the things he must not say
For the woman that god gave him isn't his to give away
But when hunter meets with husband, each confirms the other's tale,

That the female of his species is more deadly than the male.

She who faces death by turture for each life beneith her breast
May not deal in dought or pity, must not swerve or fact or jest
These are purely male diversions, not in these her honor dwells
She, the other law they live by is that law and nothing else

Unprovoked and off her charges, even so the she-bear fights
Speech that trips, coorodes or poisons, even so the cobra bites
Scientific vivisection of one nerve till it is raw
and the victim writhes in anguish like the Jesuit with the squaw.

So it comes that man, the coward when he gathers to confer-
with his fellow braves in council dare not leave a place for her
While at war with life and conciounce, he uplifts his erring hands
to some god of abstract justice that no woman understands

And man knows it- knows more over that the woman that god gave him
must command but may not govern, shall enthrall but not enslave him
And she knows because she warns him and her instincts never fail

That the female of her species is more deadly than the male.




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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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