War Heroes (Kevin)

from by Give It To Me Rusty

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I’m A homeless veteran, twelve years in the army.
I was over in desert storm, purple hearted out in 91.
Doing chemo at the VA, full blown cancer in this leg. 
I ain’t going let this beat me down.

Went on some missions that don’t make the newspaper.
Stuff that make your head spin, stuff that make your head spin.

Jumping out of the sky, supposed to be white, white, white. I seen red and black.
Those oil fields they set on fire, parachutes burst into flames.

I walked that highway to hell.
Ain't going to be any baseball in bagdad. 
We've spread ourselves way too thin.
We’re back to the decadence, you know.

Dad said “you don’t ask to be born,
you don't ask to die, you’re just here for the ride.”
Reserved me a spot in Arlington, I’ve already danced on my own grave.
Four hundred twenty dollars a month for taking a bullet for this country.
Two purple heart and a silver star, but that don't pay for parking in Seattle.

Right here in this city. War heroes living under bridges.


from Pioneer Square Recordings, released January 31, 2012



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Give It To Me Rusty Seattle, Washington

Give It To Me Rusty is a musical collaboration between Seattle’s downtown homeless and musicians Aaron Zig and Noah Dassel.  All of our lyrics are constructed word-for-word from direct conversations with those living on the streets. Our mission is to break down the stigma of homelessness by personalizing the people behind the words. ... more

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