Download This is My Rifle - Original Vietnam War Song by Mark Maysey
This is My Rifle - Original Vietnam War Song by Mark Maysey
This is My Rifle - Original Vietnam War Song by Mark Maysey
This is a song I wrote back in 1999. It's off my 1st CD titled "At This Point in My Life" and can be found here: http://cdbaby.com/cd/maysey This is also my first You Tube video using still shots t...
This is a song I wrote back in 1999. It's off my 1st CD titled "At This Point in My Life" and can be found here: http://cdbaby.com/cd/maysey This is also my first You Tube video using still shots to represent a ballad I wrote about the effects of war, and how those images still played out many years after returning home.

Although I served my country for 25 years with the Department of Defense and 14 years with the Air Force Reserves, I never served in Vietnam, this is a song I wrote about my uncle Sonny who proudly served.

This is My Rifle
Words and Music by Mark Maysey


(verse)
well back in sixty nine
I didn't have a care
before they called my number
I chopped off all my hair
said goodbye to Mama
Dad and Uncle Dan
boarded an airplane
and headed off for Nam

(verse)
well he called us to attention
when we stepped off that plane
Checked us off a list
as he called out our names
then he picked up his rifle
and raised it in the air
grabbed his crotch
with his other hand
as we all stood and stared
he said...

(chorus)
this is my rifle
this is my gun
one is for killing
the others for fun
so until this war is over
or until your time is done
this is your rifle
and this one is your gun

(verse)
well thirty years have passed
since I stepped off that plane
the nightmares haven't ended
and neither has the pain
I've drank my share of liquor
and smoked my share of grass
but I can't unload the memories
or these few words from my past

(chorus No. 2)
this is my rifle
this is my gun
one is for killing
the others for fun
so until this war is over
or until my time is done
this is my rifle
and this one is my gun

(verse)
well a dear friend of mine
finally called it quits
they found him one cold morning
laying in a ditch
a bullet through his brain
his rifle at his side
and one old rusted dog tag
dated nineteen sixty nine

verse
when they turned his body over
they found his written note
it wasn't but a few lines
but the last he ever wrote
and when they laid him in his grave
on that cold December day
I took those words he'd written
and I began to play

(repeat 2nd chorus)
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