I Feel Like I'm Fixing To Die...

Discussion in 'Music' started by WoodstockChild, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. WoodstockChild

    WoodstockChild Intrepid Traveler!

    Is it not the most kick-ass song ever written? It's hilarious! I love it!

    Well, come on all of you, big strong men,
    Uncle Sam needs your help again.
    He's got himself in a terrible jam
    Way down yonder in Vietnam
    So put down your books and pick up a gun,
    We're gonna have a whole lotta fun.

    And it's one, two, three,
    What are we fighting for ?
    Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
    Next stop is Vietnam;
    And it's five, six, seven,
    Open up the pearly gates,
    Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
    Whoopee! we're all gonna die.

    Come on Wall Street, don't be slow,
    Why man, this is war au-go-go
    There's plenty good money to be made
    By supplying the Army with the tools of its trade,
    But just hope and pray that if they drop the bomb,
    They drop it on the Viet Cong.

    And it's one, two, three,
    What are we fighting for ?
    Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
    Next stop is Vietnam.
    And it's five, six, seven,
    Open up the pearly gates,
    Well there ain't no time to wonder why
    Whoopee! we're all gonna die.

    Well, come on generals, let's move fast;
    Your big chance has come at last.
    Now you can go out and get those reds
    'Cause the only good commie is the one that's dead
    And you know that peace can only be won
    When we've blown 'em all to kingdom come.

    And it's one, two, three,
    What are we fighting for ?
    Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
    Next stop is Vietnam;
    And it's five, six, seven,
    Open up the pearly gates,
    Well there ain't no time to wonder why
    Whoopee! we're all gonna die.

    Come on mothers throughout the land,
    Pack your boys off to Vietnam.
    Come on fathers, and don't hesitate
    To send your sons off before it's too late.
    And you can be the first ones in your block
    To have your boy come home in a box.

    And it's one, two, three
    What are we fighting for ?
    Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
    Next stop is Vietnam.
    And it's five, six, seven,
    Open up the pearly gates,
    Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
    Whoopee! we're all gonna die.


    -Contry Joe and the Fish
     
  2. notreallyhere

    notreallyhere Member

    it was a great song
     
  3. Love Fest1969

    Love Fest1969 Classic Rocker

    I love that song.
     
  4. joo kyle

    joo kyle thisandthat

    Come on mothers throughout the land,
    Pack your boys off to Vietnam.
    Come on fathers, and don't hesitate
    To send your sons off before it's too late.
    And you can be the first ones in your block
    To have your boy come home in a box.

    favorite verse.
     
  5. stebo32

    stebo32 amanita monster

    yea its a great song, i like it best at woodstock live, the album version is weird... And thas a great country joe & the fish album 2... i love the album
     
  6. WoodstockChild

    WoodstockChild Intrepid Traveler!

    Yep. Live is totally better!
     
  7. LK1

    LK1 Member

    You forgot the Rag!!
     
  8. Magicwoman69

    Magicwoman69 Member

    great song!!!!
    Do u know that other from country joe and the fish?song its on the woodstock movie to
    The song starts with:mariauna!!

    great song i think its better then I feel like i'm fixing to die
     
  9. yah i agree, the woodstock version is sweet. i used to sing it so much that my freinds even knew the words.
     
  10. i absolutely love this song... just change Vietnam to Middle East.. and Commie to Iraqii.. and we've got the protest song of the present
     
  11. WoodstockChild

    WoodstockChild Intrepid Traveler!

    Oh yeah, the marijuana song! Frickin' hilarious.
     
  12. Magicwoman69

    Magicwoman69 Member

    yea I love that song ;)
     
  13. Art Delfo

    Art Delfo It is dark

    yeah thats a good song. My dad had a playlist of anti war songs and that was near the top so I listened to it. It was funny.
     
  14. WoodstockChild

    WoodstockChild Intrepid Traveler!

    It cracks me up!!! I LOVE them! Fixing to Die is definitely my favorite performance in the whole 3 days, closely followed by The Who's. Third would be Joe Cockers.
     

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