A Song About A Mighty Big Marine
On this Memorial Day, I got to thinking about how many songs about soldiers in general tend to be over-laden with cliche’ and patriotism. (This is purely an aesthetic judgment on my part, nothing more.)
For me, the best songs written about soldiers tend to focus on individuals, honor, and self-sacrifice. This particular tune is a little bit of magical realism and mystery, a tale of “a mighty strange Marine” named Camouflage — from Stan Ridgway, one of our best tellers of stories in song;
A peaceful and pleasant Memorial Day to all.