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I Am The Six O’clock News
Words and Music by: Larry Norman One, two, three, four... I bought a ticket for Southeast Asia I packed my camera and press card badge They only paid me to stay the weekend What if I never come back? The flight was pretty rough Got a room, took a shower The bellboy gook put my bags on the bed He left without his tip - huh! Then I loaded up my Hasselblad full of film And I stepped outside, stepped outside - Yeah! I'm taking pictures of burning houses Colored movies of misery I hear the sound of guns How red the mud becomes I've got a close up view. I am, I am, I am The six o'clock news What can I do? All those kids without shoes What can I do? Military coups What can I do? I'm the six o'clock news - Yeah! Get back from Vietnam! I got a suite at the Saigon Hilton Cocktail parties with General Ky We talk about how the war is going And watch his color T.V. I'm the six o'clock news What can I do? Drinking black market booze What can I do? Red and white and true blue What can I do? I am, I am, I am, I am, I am The six o'clock news. Catch my plane flight back to the mainland Fall asleep to the engine's drone I see the sound of guns How red the mud becomes I've got a close up view. I am, I am, I am, I am, I am The six o'clock news What can I do? All those kids without shoes What can I do? Napalm tattoos What can I do? Guerilla Rendezvous What can I do? What can I do? What can I do? What can I do? I am, I am, I am, I am, I am, I am The six o'clock CBS, ABC, NBC CBS, ABC, NBC CBS, ABC, NBC!