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"Goodnight Saigon" is a song written by Billy Joel, originally appearing on his 1982 album The Nylon Curtain. It is one of the most well-known songs about the Vietnam War. It depicts the situation and attitude of United States Marines beginning with their military training on Parris Island and then into typical aspects of Vietnam combat.

Unlike most of his early works, 'Goodnight Saigon' is not a piano-dominated song, instead relying on a gentle guitar strumming pattern, which Joel himself… read more

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We met as soulmates
On Parris Inland
We left as inmates
From an asylum
And we were sharp
As sharp as knives
And we were so gung
ho to lay down our…

Billy Joel - Goodnight Saigon Lyrics

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