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I Joined Up!

I joined up!
Gonna fight those bastards!
We'll show them!
They can't mess with Uncle Sam!
No way!

I joined up!
My brother did
He was killed last year
Gotta do it for my brother
Gotta do my part

I joined up!
Judge gave me a choice
Jail or the army
Hey, how bad can it be?
Better than jail, right?

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I joined up!
Like my father
And his father before him
It runs in the family
It's a tradition

I joined up!
They say you can
Learn some skills
Bring em home for later
Have a better life

I joined up!
I'm proud
I love my country!
Don't want em comin over here
Messin with my family!

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I joined up!
Wanted some action
I was bored at home
Wanted to test myself
And kick ass!

I joined up!
I'm a little nervous now
My mom cries a lot
I tell her I'll be fine on my new legs
I'm still glad I went

I joined up!
Wish those bastards
Who protest would just
Shut the hell up!

I joined up!
Wish I knew then
What I know now
Maybe things would have been

I joined up!
I'm sorry
I didn't really want to hurt
Will God forgive me?

I joined up!
Don't ask me about it
I don't want to think about it
Just want to get on with my life

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I joined up!
Gonna march tomorrow
No, not off to war
Gonna march with the civies
Gonna march for peace


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Jim Bush is a 67 year old, Vietnam-era veteran, currently living in Texas. He was raised in a military family. His father received the Silver Star for directing troops while under air attack at Clark Field in the Phillipines, survived the Bataan (more...)

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