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Government Issue

from Sharecropper's Sin by Stacey Sanders

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I was a Desert Strike baby conceived in 1964
But the Mojave Desert was no place to start a war
So they packed 'em up and shipped 'em out
Courtesy of good old Uncle Sam
Their next destination some country called Vietnam

He's government issue
Daddy's got the G.I. blues
Mama's crying during the nightly news

He was never a sailor, just a worn out soldier from the war
So when the wind left his sails he said, "What am I fighting for?"
Blue as a tattooed anchor, especially when the waves got high
He bounced me on his knees then he tossed me up in the sky

He's government issue...

Napalm and Cronkite, claymores and kryptonite
Trippin' through the jungle just catching a buzz
Foxtrot. Uniform. Charlie. Kilo. Echo. Delta up
Was what it was


from Sharecropper's Sin, released January 8, 2015
acoustic guitar & mandolin ~ SS
acoustic guitar ~ Dave Skinner
bass ~ Dave Roberts
drums ~ Rob Johnson
harmony vocals ~ SS & Mark Jacobs


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