Andrew Alday

Andrew Alday lives on the Hawaiian island of Maui. In 1968 he served in Vietnam with 1st Platoon, Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, Vietnam

IT DON’T MEAN NUTHIN’
(Written by a “Pointman”)

When I was a young man, and everything was strange
My country sent me off to war, in a land where I would change.
I was sent to fight a war, in a land I hardly knew
I would learn to love and hate this place, before the year was through.

And it don’t mean nuthin’, except to those that were there.
No it don’t mean nuthin’, except to those that care
No it don’t mean nuthin’.

Before to long I lost my youth, my hope and faith as well
Believing I could find some peace, inside this bit of Hell.
Fear, death and confusion, would take their toll on me
But I stood tall and weathered all, and learned to let it be.

And it don’t mean nuthin’, except to those that were there.
No it don’t mean nuthin’, except to those that care
No it don’t mean nuthin’.

When bullets flew and young men died, on either side we lost.
To us it was to prove who’s right, but God at such a cost!.
And now that I’ve been back, for all these many years
I think about the ones we left, and with that come the tears.

And it don’t mean nuthin’, except to those that were there.
No it don’t mean nuthin’, except to those that care
No it don’t mean nuthin’, No it don’t mean nuthin’,
No it don’t mean nuthin’………………………