BEANS, JOSE, AND MEBeans, Jose, and Me

Uniforms, patches, red, white, and blue
Lie for America this is bigger than you
Without hesitation, on a need to know basis
No names or numbers, not even their faces

Fragments of men placed on a chart
Shot through the head, stabbed through the heart
Lucky to be in the Headquarters MACV
No solid thoughts will keep us all free.

The bars rise higher with more people dead.
None of these facts will stay in our heads.
Safe as can be with a window view
Change the slides. The General likes blue

Casualty reports to the Commander in Chief
What life there once was, remembered in briefs
Grunt through jungles of statistical information.
Viewgraph slides to fight for our nation