Veteran's Day (Cash Johnny)

Well I used to hang out down at the VFW hall And stare at the photographs up on the wall Of the neighborhood boys that died in the wars we've been through And the hand lettered sign that said remember Jimmy McGrew Well Jimmy went to Nam back in 1965 But there's a lot of men here that think Jimmy McGrew's still alive Though they carved his name on a stone in Washington DC His brother said that stone don't prove a thing to me It's veteran's day and the skies are gray Leave the uniforms home cause there ain't gonna be a parade But we'll fill up a glass for the ones that didn't make it through And leave a light in the window tonight for Jimmy McGrew There's a hot rain fallin' on the back streets of Saigon There's an ole soldier stumblin' down the alley with his mama-san Lord his eyes are cloudy and his arms are black and blue He's just hangin' by a thread and he looks like Jimmy McGrew It's veteran's day and the skies are gray... And keep it burnin' bright there may still be a lot of Jimmy McGrews overthere But we'll fill up a glass for the ones that didn't make it through And leave a light in the window tonight for Jimmy McGrew