Song: Stan Ridgway – Camouflage
Album: The Big Heat
Country of origin: USA
I remember thinking how bizarre and awesome this song was when it came out. It was a kind of spoken rap about a guy in the Vietnam war being saved by the ghost of a fellow soldier (spoiler). Not like the usual stuff we got in the charts! I don’t think it charted in the US but it was a big hit in the UK reaching no.4.
“So here, take his dog tag, son, I know he’d want you to have it now. And we both said a prayer for a big Marine named Camouflage.”