Body Count (This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb)

I ran home from school and threw my books on the table And I turned on the TV, it was those days before cable Got the national news on channels 3, 5 and 10 And I got home just in time to watch the numbers roll in We got the body count from a conflict, not a war We got the body count every afternoon at four, (1,2,3,4!) We had Richard M. Nixon, 1968 and my parents both agreed that our future looked great But the number's getting bigger every night on my screen And the median age of each corpse was 19 They were the body count from a conflict, not a war We got the body count every afternoon at four (1,2,3,4!) You think things are bad now, well they've always been scared that kids have guns Well we issued them then Dead at 19 from an east LA slum his choice was war or college he was poor, not dumb He was the body count, every afternoon at four He was the body count, from the Vietnam war.