Everywhere - Greg Trooper, Sid Griffin

    Dig in boys for an extended stay
    Those were the final orders to come down that day
    Waiting to be saved in the Philippines
    You'll wait forever for the young Marines

    Now I believe to be here is right
    But I have to say that I'm scared tonight
    Crouching in this hole with a mouth full of sand
    What comes first, the country or the man

    Look at those slanted eyes coming up over the hill
    Catching us by suprise, it's time to kill or be killed

    Over here, over there, it's the same everywhere
    A boy cries out for his mama before he dies for his home

    All my life I wanted to be
    As clever and strong as my best friend Lee
    We grew up together along Half Moon Bay
    Lee was Japanese, born in the USA

    When Tommy was fighting Jerry along the River Seine
    Me and Lee we wanted to do the same
    Then they bombed Pearl Harbor at the break of day
    I was headed for these islands when Lee was hauled away

    They said look at his slanted eyes, he's guilty as guilty can be
    Sent here as enemy spies to sabotage the Land of the Free

    I never got home, my platoon was never saved
    That little fox hole became my island grave
    Lee got out of jail but a prisoner he remained
    Till he ended his own life to lose that ball and chain

    And they said, Oh Little Slanted Eyes can't you forgive and forget
    And he said, Oh Mr Friendly Ghost
    Can you catch water in a net?


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