The Death Of The Vietnam War

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“And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it 's sinking. Racing around to come up behind you again. The sun is the same in a relative way, but you 're older. Shorter of breath and one day closer to death” (Pink)The third lyrics relates to how time catches up without the realization. As the Americans came to war and saw the horror of the battlefield, it was no surprise that they felt it could be their last battle. “It is estimated that 350 Vietnam Veterans dies by suicide while in Vietnam. After Vietnam, estimates have a range as high as 70,000 Vietnam Veterans who have committed suicide.” (Lee 713). As a soldier would see one of their allies, their friends, and their family being killed in front of their eyes all their hope would disappear. All the males who once thought as themselves as invincible soon change their mind after see the reality of war. “Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time. Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines. Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way. The time is gone, the song is over, thought I 'd something more to say” (Pink). The second to last lyrics relates to realization that death has no escape. The last lyric, “thought I’d something more to say”, states that the man that went to war, had more to live for and that this battlefield can not be the place where they will die. Soldiers fear was no longer going to battlefield it was thought of wondering which would be their last…

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