My dad first played me this song when I was around 7 years old. Pretty heavy stuff for a kid! The song would be followed of stories about his time serving in the Vietnam war. I was always inspired to grab my toy guns and play WAR! with my pals. I found out many years later that my dad never served in any war, and the scars that he claimed were from combat, were actually from having his appendix removed. What an asshole! Apparently that’s where I received my trolling instincts.
This song is even more powerful in this live version. The circular narrative and twist ending still get me every time. Play it today and remember those who have served, and those who have given their lives.