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MRS. DUG SENT ME THIS TO POST. IT IS APPROPRIATE ONCE AGAIN. SADLY.

Posted by Dug on December 19, 2006

Lyrics for: Bring The Boys Home

Amazon has a snippet that you can listen to here.

Fathers are pleading, lovers are all alone
Mothers are prayin’, send our sons back home (tell ’em ’bout it)
You marched them away, yes you did now, on ships and planes
To a senseless war facing death in vain

Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
(Why don’t you) Turn the ships around
(Everybody oughta) Lay your weapons down

Can’t you see ’em marchin’ ‘cross the sky?
All the soldiers that have died
Tryin’ to get home
Can’t you see them tryin’ to get home?
Tryin’ to get home
They’re tryin’ to get home

Cease all fire (tell ’em ’bout it) on the battlefield
Enough men have already been wounded and killed

Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
(Why don’t you) Turn the ships around
(Everybody oughta) Lay your weapons down
(Mothers, fathers, and lovers, can’t you see them?)

Tryin’ to get home
Can’t you see them tryin’ to get home?
(Have mercy)
Tryin’ to get home
Tryin’ to get home

Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)

What they doin’ over there now (bring ’em back alive)
When we need ’em over here now? (bring ’em back alive)
What they doin’ over there now (bring ’em back alive)
When we need ’em over here now? (bring ’em back alive)
Bring ’em all, bring ’em all home (bring ’em back alive)
Bring ’em all, bring ’em home now (bring ’em back alive)

Bring The Boys Home by Freda Payne

Album: Contact
Date: 1971

This was written during the war in Vietnam. It is protesting to stop the war and return home the young men who were sent to fight.
Although this received a lot of airplay in the States, it was banned by the US Command from the American Forces Network for fear that it would “give aid and comfort to the enemy.”
This song was not included in the first 50,000 copies of Contact. It was added onto the album when it became a hit.
This was Freda Payne’s second gold record. Her first was ” Band Of Gold.”

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