The Kid’s In Korea

The Kid’s in Korea
(Sung to the tune of “Cat’s in the Cradle” by Harry Chapin)

Well he came to Korea just the other day,
A fine young man with kind words to say,
But there was beer to drink and whores to pay,
He hit the ville on his very first day
And as he shook my hand, he said to me
“Im gonna be like you, sir, you know Im gonna be like you…

Chorus:
And the kids in Korea on a one year tour
Plenty of beer and lots of whores
Three sixty-five and he’s home again
And we’ll get together then, yeah
You know we’ll have a good time then…

Two months down, and ten to go.
He’s drunk as a skunk and he’s fucking a ho
Every day, dusk till dawn
Round after round, his paycheck’s gone
And as I watched him drink I said to him
Don’t try and be like me, lad
Don’t try and be like me….
(Chorus)

Mid tour’s here, he’s halfway done,
It’s time for his nightly thunder run
Tiger Bar, Bulldog too…
A stop at the Den for a shot or two
And as he Stumbled home, he said to me
1 wanna be like you, sir, you know I wanna be like you
(Chorus)

8 months past, another four
Caught a disease from some skanky whore
Got in a fight with two marines
Passed out twice in a strange latrine
And as I watched him puke, he said to me
I’m gonna be like you, sir, you know I wanna be like you
(Chorus)

2 more months and he’s home at last
Prays that the time will go by fast
He broke curfew for a second time
Lost some rank and paid a hefty fine
And as they locked him up, he said to me
I’m gonna be like you sir, I’m afraid I’ll be like you.
(Chorus)

Well the kid left Korea just the other day
Stumbled toward the jet on a gloomy day
Slightly overweight and sore kidneys
2 lost stripes and a strange disease
And as he waved goodbye, it occurred to
He turned out just like me, yeah,
The boy was just like me
(Chorus)