avatar
Is There Anybody Here



Is There
Anybody Here

By Phil Ochs

Is there
anybody here who’d like to change his clothes into a uniform,
Is there anybody here who thinks they’re only serving in a raging storm.
Is there anybody here with glory in their eyes,
loyal to the end, whose duty is to die,
I want to see him, I want to wish him luck,
I wanna shake his hand, wanna call his name,
Pin a medal on the man.

Is there
anybody here who’d like to wrap a flag around an early grave,
Is there anybody here who thinks they’re standing taller on a battle wave.
Is there anybody here like to do his part,
soldier to the world and a hero to his heart,
I want to see him, I want to wish him luck,
I wanna shake his hand, wanna call his name,
Pin a medal on the man.

Is there
anybody here proud of the parade,
who’d like to give a cheer and show they’re not afraid.
I’d like like to ask him what he’s trying to defend,
I’d like to ask him what he thinks he’s gonna win.

Is there
anybody here who thinks that following orders takes away the blame
Is there anybody here who’d wouldn’t mind a murder by another name
Is there anybody here whose pride is on the line,
with the honor of the brave and the courage of the blind,

I want to see
him, I want to wish him luck,
I wanna shake his hand, gonna call his name,
Pin a medal on the man.
Medal on the man.

Leave a comment