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Anyone can interpret any song however they want. While this song is about British soldiers in the Falklands War, I see a real parallel to my experiences. Your mileage may vary. Here is my interpretation based on my limited experience in a rather unpleasant affair called the Vietnam War:

"These mist covered mountains are a home now for me"
~~ I was in the south-central Highlands -- which was sometimes mist covered mountains.

"But my home is the lowlands and always will be"
~~ I lived most of my life in the lowlands.

"Some day you'll return to your valleys and your farms"
~~ Once I saved enough money I bought a farm in a beautiful valley (I love farming).

"And you'll no longer burn to be brothers in arms"
~~ My war was over, but my brothers in arms have always remained in my heart.

"Through these fields of destruction"
~~ The destruction I witnessed was horrendous.

"Baptisms of fire"
~~ I certainly experienced a baptism of fire -- repeatedly.

"I've witnessed your suffering as the battle raged high"
~~ My most painful experience in Viet Nam was seeing the fear of the women and children caught it the middle of a battle. It broke my heart.

"And though they did hurt me so bad"
~~ 12 Gunshot, 19 major shrapnel and over 200 minor shrapnel wounds.

"In the fear and alarm"
~~ Both my rifle and radio were KIA, I was alone and no friendlies knew where I was. I was a bit concerned.

"You did not desert me, my brothers in arms"
~~ I gave up on me because I felt if that if I was on an operating table at the time I could not be saved. As I lay there taking what I thought was my last breath, I heard SFC Charles Hinson calling my name. He even got shot once looking for me, but didn't desert me, My Brother In Arms.

"There's so many different worlds, so many different suns"
~~ We see the world differently than our enemies do, with different goals.

"And we have just one world, but we live in different ones"
~~ In the end, we all want the same thing -- to be allowed to live our lives in peace.

"Now the sun's gone to hell, and the moon riding high. Let me bid you farewell. Every man has to die"
~~ It was indeed at night. As I slipped into what turned out to be a month long coma from being shot in the head four times, I certainly did not have that poor me attitude. I accepted my fate. It was my time to die.

"But it's written in the starlight and every line in your palm"
~~ Our destiny is what it is. Too many died from cheap wounds, but it wasn't my time to die.

"We're fools to make war on our brothers in arms"
~~ Okay, here is where not all veterans will agree with me. So be it. On one of my four return trips to Viet Nam after the war, I bought two beers of a former Viet Cong soldier who had many of the same wounds I had, and even received his in the same AO where I received mine. The war was over. I got over it, so have the people of Viet Nam. The people who shot me up put their lives on the line for that in which they believe -- unlike the draft dodgers in the US that burned their draft cards or ran off to Canada. That made the VC soldier I bought the beers for worthy of my respect -- he is my brother in arms, and this song is the story of my brief time in the Army.
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PO3 Bob McCord
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SGT Robert Pryor - I know I really opened my eyes to to the way the government and politicians operate. Our generation was raised to believe that the Government was our friend and would never lie to us citizens. Boy was I in for shock. I haven't trusted much of anything coming out of a politicians pie hole ever since. Just wait until Trump gets reelected. The Nazi left [exactly what they are] will come unglued. They will never accept the results and if anyone thinks the riots, arson, looting and vandalism were isolated cases. Mark my words this country will be almost in a civil war. They haven't accepted Trumps last win and this time it will be ten times worse. because they will be fighting to stay stay relevant and won't accept that the majority of Americans aren't buying what they are trying to sell.
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PO3 Bob McCord - I hope you're right about Trump's reelection. But I have my doubts. The leftists, Socialists and Communists already control the media and education system and are working hard on the election process. You're absolutely correct -- should Trump win, we will see rioting and destruction fueled by the left that will make this past summer pale by comparison.
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SGT Robert Pryor - Trump is drawing thousands to his speeches and he is doing it every day. A car rally for Biden drew 30 people and he only comes out of his basement once in awhile. Trumps approval rating this morning was 52% and Bidens slipped to 49%. If you rely on those things.
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MSG Felipe De Leon Brown Very good saying MSG.
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Very Powerful Video!
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Yeah Robert likes it so I posted it...
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SP5 (Join to see) -Cám ơn người anh em. (Thank you, my brother)
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SGT Robert Pryor - A pleasure...
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Powerful and sobering!
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That it is...
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