What is the attitude of the soldier the first time he uses the phrase “God help me, I was only nineteen”(End of second stanza)? A bleeding flesh, couldn't retrieve his legs like the first time you see an Asian orange horizon. From Vung Tau riding Chinooks to the dust at Nui Dat. Dads recollection beyond comprehension so you closed your eyes and thought of something else Lyrics to 'I Was Only 19' by Redgum. The Herd Lyrics I Was Only 19 Lyrics. Track listing "I Was Only 19 (A Walk in the Light Green)" (John Schumann) - 4:19 and they lined the footpath as we marched to the quay Mum and Dad and Denny saw the passing out parade at Puckapunyal 7 Comments; 0 Tags (Check) Mum, Dad and Denny Were Some Amongst Many Who Turned Up To See The Passing-Out Parade at Puckapunyal Seemed Every Man and His Mongrel Watched Cadets Stumble On The Long March To The Viet' Jungle 'Oh Christ' I mumbled as I Drew That Card And My Mates Came to Slap Me on The Back With Due Regard … mud God help me, I was only nineteen From Vung Tau in black helicopters The chinook pilots seemed relieved at Nui Dat when they dropped us Feels like months running on and off landing pads So you closed your eyes Didn't Seem Quite Real Until he Was sent in On the long March to the Viet' Jungle God help me, I was only nineteen From Vung Tau in black helicopters The chinook pilots seemed relieved at Nui Dat when they dropped us Feels like months running on and off landing pads God Help me Song Analysis: ‘I Was Only 19’ 11 08 2010 For this exercise you are to analyse the following video clips and review the song lyrics carefully to answer the following orientation questions. The ANZAC legend neglected to mention I don't suppose you can tell me what that means? God help me, I was only 19. God help me, he was going home in June Seemed like months running on and off landing pads Till they had you dusted off  It is in the Australasian Performing Right Association's Top 30 Australian Songs of all time. Full Moon Lyrics: We pulled in that town by the bypass / That you drive past without a second glance / She's had her last dance / Yeah we took our chance on a street about four lanes wide / Dead "rest in peace" Mum, Dad and Denny were some amongst many who turned up to see the passing out parade at Puckapunyal Seemed every man and his mongrel watched cadets stumble on the long march to … I Was Only 19 (A Walk in the Light Green). seemed half of Townsville turned out to see us leave didn't seem quite real until we were sent in And whats this rash that comes thirty-six hour leave in the bar at the Grand I Was Only 19 This song is by The Herd and appears on the album The Sun Never Sets (2005). Schumann introduces the live version of the song with an explanation including "...it's about two mates of mine who went to Vietnam, came back Agent Orange victims...". 36 hour leave in the bar at the grand Stills chills me to my feet, stills fuels my grief And I can still hear Frank We hooked in there for hours, then a God almighty roar; Frankie kicked a mine the day that mankind kicked the moon: –, 1 can still see Frankie, drinking tinnies in the Grand Hotel. But he can't see the tents that we call home  It was also recorded for Redgum's live album Caught in the Act (Epic Records) released in June, which stayed in the top 40 of the Kent Music Report Albums Chart for four months. And I can't still see Frank with a can in his hand , This song also plays a symbolic role in the 2006 book World War Z by Max Brooks. Schumann introduces the song and explains the phrase 'A Walk in the Light Green' which he gives as its title. Justify your answer. it's like, man, he's sad The Newspaper clippings show us young, strong and clean , Single version "I Was Only 19" (March 1983) – 4:19 We did Canungra, Shoalwater before we left, rest assured and the sound of the channel seven chopper stills chills me to my feet, stills fuels my grief on a thirty-six hour rec. Can you tell me what that means? 'til they had you dusted off Change ), You are commenting using your Google account.  From this parade, a desire for a War Memorial to commemorate Vietnam Veterans grew into fruition with the Memorial's dedication in October 1992. And keep saying rest in peace Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. We did Canungra and Shoalwater before we left. And the sound of the channel seven chopper leave in Vung Tau. So Please can ya' tell me doctor why I can't Get to Sleep, I can't hardly eat the scars left with me Do you consider this song to be pro-war, anti-war, or relatively unbiased and natural? Miller, E: "The Sun", page 23. And can you tell me, doctor, why I still can’t get to sleep? Then Frankie kicked a mine the day beyond comprehension Academic Press, 2005. In the song he died on the same day that the US put a man on the moon for the first time. they lined the footpaths as we marched to the quay a Bleeding Flesh, couldn't retrieve his legs I can hardly eat? Mum, dad and Denny were some amongst many Who turned up to see the passing-out parade at Puckapunyal Seemed every man and his mongrel watche Someone Yelled 'CONTACT' , another bloke swore Can you tell me what that means? where every single step could be your last one, falling with the shells, war within yourself, But you wouldn't let your mates down 'til they had you dusted off, so you closed your eyes and thought of something else, Then someone yelled "contact!", another bloke swore, we hooked in there for hours then a god almighty roar, Then Frankie kicked a mine, the day that mankind kicked the moon, And I can still see Frank with a can in his hand, thirty-six hour leave in the bar at the Grand, of bleeding flesh, couldn't retrieve his legs, The ANZAC legend neglected to mention the mud, The fear, the blood, the tears, the tension, didn't seem quite real until we were sent in, The chaos and confusion, the fire and steel, hot shrapnel in my back I didn't even feel, So please can you tell me doctor, why I can't get to sleep, And the sound of the Channel Seven chopper still chills me to my feet. And whats this rash that comes  For an SBS TV special Vietnam Nurses (2005), director Polly Watkins chose "Redgum and John Schumann's song 'Only Nineteen' during the Welcome Home Parade in 1987 because it is integral to one of the nurses' stories. This clipping from the paper shows us young and strong and clean. another bloke swore  The song was released in March 1983 as a single, which hit number one on the national Kent Music Report Singles Chart for two weeks.