Truth sat in a tiger cage,
Those who knew...just lied.
Secret shame of two worlds,
Both afraid to set them free.
The amputees...men held in caves?
War's cripples and the blind?
Abandoned soldiers of the lost?
Did we leave them all behind?
Did you see them cross the tarmac?
That blessed Homecoming Day?
Did you see the weak ones stumble
As our country bowed to pray?
Did you hear the screaming
Of the ones who lost their minds?
On the racks...in the snake pits
The Viet Cong had designed?
Can you explain the absence
When their brothers were set free?
Of hopeless beaten faces
Denied their liberty?
Did you notice someone missing?
As your country beamed with joy?
Perhaps it was your neighbor's son
Still imprisoned in Hanoi?
Did you see the tear stained faces?
Did you hear when Nixon lied?
Homecoming was a government dance
And then....the music