This is another Australian music post, but it is not a band that is on my ipod helping me to get through the day with their boppy tunes.
I’m only writing about one song this time, an Aussie anthem you have probably heard before. I was only 19 by Redgum.
I though as a post ANZAC day song it might be appropriate to share this clip with you. The song was written by John Schumann in 1983 and has become an anthem for the Australian Vietnam Veterans. Nevertheless, the underlying message is something anyone in any battle can relate to.
And the Anzac legends didn’t mention mud and blood and tears,
and stories that my father told me never seemed quite real
I caught some pieces in my back that I didn’t even feel…
God help me, I was only nineteen.
It is desperately sad, and the historical black and white footage of young men at war in this clip makes it all the more forceful. Get a tissue first.