Blew Himself Away
Sung to "The Green Berets"


People asking questions more
Did I earn them in the war
He's a fake is what they'll say
Now I must blow myself away

Lots of medals on my chest
Two were fake I earned the rest
The Navy Chief I am today
Yet I must blow myself away

I will die by my own hand
Not in combat hand to hand
Never earned the Combat V
Press found out and it ruined me

Lots of medals on my chest
Two were fake I earned the rest
The Navy Chief I am today
Yet I must blow myself away

On the hill the press corps say
An Admiral has died today
He has died but not in shame
For we know we are to blame

A Thirty-Eight is at my chest
I was once called America's best
But when I'm gone the press will say
Why'd he blow himself away

Copyright © 1996 by C.Hammett