Friday, 16 August 2013

Agent Orange

Agent Orange is the code name for a powerful herbicide and defoliant used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War.



"The "Ranch Handers" motto was "Only you can prevent a forest"[1] – a take on the popular U.S. Forest Service poster slogan of Smokey Bear. During the ten years of spraying, over 5 million acres (20,000 km2) of forest and 500,000 acres (2,000 km2) of crops were heavily damaged or destroyed. Around 20% of the forests of South Vietnam were sprayed at least once." - Wikipedia

The metal band Sodom created this track inspired by this defoliant Agent Orange, who not only killed many Vietnamese, it also causes birth defects and still birth to future Vietnamese, felt to this day.

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Sodom - Agent Orange (1987)

Operation "Ranch Hand"
Spray down the death
Down on their farms

Assault against the population
Suppress by military arms

Only you prevent the forest
Legalize the war

They are deprived of their power
Eradication without law

Agent Orange
Agent Orange
Agent Orange
A fire that doesn't burn

All the marks erased long ago
Scars are healed up

Cancer creeps into their innocent souls
Memorials of flesh and blood

Have survived unlawfully punished
Poisoned till the end of their lives

Physical deformity
What medicine will help?
Still births will rise

Agent Orange
Agent Orange
Agent Orange
A fire that doesn't burn

Grieved weak hearts are crying
Waiting for the end

In this condition they are dying
Newborns of the damned

Preserved in test tubes for generations
Vicious circle of transmission

There's no way for reparations
Must live with chemical agent called....

Agent Orange
Agent Orange
Agent Orange
A fire that doesn't burn

Agent Orange... burn
Agent Orange... burn
Agent Orange... burn