Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sabotage/Camouflage it's all the same to me

This song was in my mind this morning, but I thought it was "Sabotage" rather than "Camouflage". The latter makes more sense in the context of the song, of course, if not in real life.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Oooh-ooh-ohh-ooh Camouflage, things are never quite the way they seem (twangy guitar bit) Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh Camouflage, he was always something something marine" Tell me you know the song I'm quoting or I'll feel a right twat. :) Nothing new there then. Abster xxx

Hippernicus said...

This reply reveals either that my embedding of a YouTube thingy did not work or that you did not click on my YouTube thingy, how very dare you! :P The cheek! I go to all the trouble of cutting and pasting html and work my fingers to the bone etc etc etc. :P :) (Being silly here :D)

You are right, exactly the song... Children of the 80s both. :D

"I was a p.f.c. on a search patrol, huntin charlie down
It was in the jungle wars of 65
My weapon jammed and I got stuck way out and all alone
And I could hear the enemy movin in close outside
Just then I heard a twig snap and I grabbed my empty gun
And I dug in scared while I counted down my fate
And then a big marinecca giant, with a pair of friendly eyescc
Appeared there at my shoulder and said wait.

When he came in close beside me, he said dont worry, son, Im herecc
If charlie wants to tangle now, hell have two to dodge
I said, well, thanks a lot! I told him my name and asked him his
And he said the boys just call me camouflage

Chorus:
Woah-oh-oh-oh, camouflage
Things are never quite the way they seem
Woah-oh-oh-oh, camouflage
I was awfully glad to see this big marine


Well, I was gonna ask him where he came from, when we heard the bullets fly
Comin through the brush, and all around our ears
It was then I saw this big marine light a fire in his eye
And it was strange, but suddenly, I forgot my fears

Well, we fought all night, side by side, we took our battle stance
And I wondered how the bullets missed this man
cause they seemed to go right through himccjust as if he wasnt there
And in the mornin we both took a chance and ran
And it was near the riverbank when the ambush came on top of us
And I thought it was the end, and we were had
Then a bullet with my name on it came buzzin through a bush
And that big marine, he just swat it with his hand
Just like it was a fly...

Chorus:
Woah-oh-oh-oh, camouflage
Things are never quite the way they seem
Woah-oh-oh-oh, camouflage
This was an awfully strange (big) marine


{spoken}
And I knew there was somethin weird about him,
cause when I turned around,
He was pullin a big palm tree up outta the ground
And swattin those charlies with it from here to kingdom come

When he led me outta danger I saw my camp and waved goodbye
He just winked at me from the jungle and then was gone
When I got back to my h.q., I told em about my night
And the battle Id spent with a big marine named camouflage
When I said his name, the soldier gulped, and a medic took my arm
And led me to a green tent on the right
He said you may be tellin true, boy, but this here is camouflage
And hes been right here since he passed away last night
In fact, hes been here all week long...
But before he went, he said semper fi, and said his only wish
Was to save a young marine caught in a barrage
So here, take his dog tag, son, I know hed want you to have it now
And we both said a prayer for a big marine named camouflage

Chorus repeat

So next time youre in a jungle fight, and you feel a presence near
Or hear a voice that in your mind will lodge
Just be thankful that youre not aloneccyouve got some company
From a big marine the boys call camouflage

Chorus repeat x2

Hup, hey-ho, hey, left... left...
Woah, woah, camouflage
Hey, hey-ho, ho, left... left...
Woah, woah, camouflage