Monday, June 3, 2013

Napalm Sticks to Kids

A Song from Vietnam
P. Schultz
June 3, 2013

            This song is cited in Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam, by Nick Turse, which is based previously classified documents. It is not a book for the faint of heart, as this song makes clear. It is a song from the 1st Calvary Division, better known as the Big Red One.

We shoot the sick, the young, the lame,
We do our best to kill and maim,
Because the kills count all the same,
Napalm sticks to kids.

Ox cart rolling down the road,
Peasants with a heavy load,
They’re all VC when the bombs explode,
Napalm sticks to kids.

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