The Devil won't get another chance. He ain't allowed where Charlie's goin'. RIP Charlie. And thanx.
Originally Posted by David Kennard
RIP Charlie, music taking a hit this weekend
My favorite song of his is Long Haired Country Boy
I couldn't begin to name a favorite. Too many (yours is right up there, David). I was stationed in Alaska and waking up to the sign-on of a local country station in the early 80's when the DJ started his show one morning with the just released "Still in Saigon". I thought he'd lost his mind.
The rusty wire that holds the cork that keeps the anger in Gives way and suddenly it’s day again The sun is in the east Even though the day is done Two suns in the sunset, hmph Could be the human race is run
Got on a plane in 'Frisco And got off in Vietnam I walked into a different world The past forever gone I could have gone to Canada Or I could have stayed in school But I was brought up differently I couldn't break the rules Thirteen months and fifteen days The last ones were the worst One minute I'd kneel down and pray And the next I'd stand and curse No place to run to Where I did not feel that war When I got home I stayed alone And checked behind each door Cuz I'm still in Saigon Still in Saigon I am still in Saigon In my mind The ground at home was covered in snow And I was covered in sweat My younger brother calls me a killer And my daddy calls me a vet Everybody says I'm someone else And I'm sick and there's no cure Damned if I know who I am There was only one place I was sure When i was still in Saigon Still in saigon I am still in saigon In my mind Every summer when it rains I smell the jungle, I hear the planes I can't tell no one, I feel ashamed Afraid some day I'll go insane That's been ten long years ago And time has gone on by Now and then I catch myself Eyes searching through the sky All the sounds of long ago Will be forever in my head Mingled with the wounded cries And the silence of the dead 'Cuz I'm still in Saigon Still in Saigon I am still in Saigon In my mind I am still in Saigon I am still in Saigon Yes, I'm still in Saigon In my mind