Pinwheel of Death

Vic Briggs


SONGS

Writers Vic Briggs, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch, Johnny Weider

Genres Classic Rock, Rock, Pop

Recorded 1967

Lyrics STROBE LIGHT'S BEAM
CREATES DREAMS.
WALLS MOVE,
MINDS DO TOO
ON A WARM
SAN FRANCISCAN NIGHT.
OLD CHILD,
YOUNG CHILD,
FEEL ALRIGHT
ON A WARM
SAN FRANCISCAN NIGHT.
ANGELS SING,
LEATHER WINGS,
JEANS OF BLUE,
HARLEY DAVIDSONS TOO
ON A WARM
SAN FRANCISCAN NIGHT.
OLD ANGELS,
YOUNG ANGELS
FEEL ALRIGHT
ON A WARM
SAN FRANCISCAN NIGHT.

I WASN'T BORN THERE,
PERHAPS I'LL DIE THERE,
THERE'S NO PLACE
LEFT TO GO -
SAN FRANCISCO.

COPS FACE
IS FILLED WITH HATE,
HEAVENS ABOVE,
HE'S ON A STREET CALLED LOVE.
WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN?
OLD COP,
YOUNG COP
FEEL ALRIGHT
ON A WARM
SAN FRANCISCAN NIGHT.
THE CHILDREN ARE COOL,
THEY DON'T RAISE FOOLS,
IT'S AN AMERICAN DREAM
INCLUDES INDIANS TOO.
Writers Vic Briggs, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch, Johnny Weider

Genres Classic Rock, Rock, Pop

Recorded 1968

Lyrics verse 1:
HE BLESSES THE BOYS
AS THEY STAND IN LINE,
THE SMELL OF GUN GREASE
AND THEIR BAYONETS
THEY SHINE
HE'S HERE TO HELP THEM
ALL HE CAN,
MAKE THEM FEEL WANTED,
HE'S A GOOD HOLY MAN.

Chorus:
SKY PILOT,
SKY PILOT,
HOW HIGH
CAN YOU FLY?
YOU'LL NEVER NEVER NEVER
REACH THE SKY.

verse 2:
HE SMILES
AT THE YOUNG SOLDIERS,
TELLS THEM
IT'S ALRIGHT,
HE KNOWS OF THEIR FEARS
IN THE FORTHCOMING FIGHT.
SOON THERE'LL BE BLOOD
AND MANY WILL DIE,
MOTHERS AND FATHERS
BACK HOME
THEY WILL CRY.

Chorus:
SKY PILOT,
SKY PILOT,
HOW HIGH
CAN YOU FLY?
YOU'LL NEVER NEVER NEVER
REACH THE SKY.

verse 3:
HE MUMBLES A PRAYER
AND IT ENDS
WITH A SMILE.
THE ORDER IS GIVEN -
THEY MOVE DOWN THE LINE.
BUT HE'LL STAY BEHIND
AND HE'LL MEDITATE,
BUT IT WON'T STOP
THE BLEEDING
OR EASE THE HATE.
AS THE YOUNG MEN
MOVE OUT
INTO THE BATTLE ZONE,
HE FEELS GOOD -
WITH GOD
YOU'RE NEVER ALONE.
HE FEELS SO TIRED
AND HE LAYS ON HIS BED,
HOPES THE MEN WILL FIND
COURAGE
IN THE WORDS
THAT HE SAID.

Chorus:
SKY PILOT,
SKY PILOT,
HOW HIGH
CAN YOU FLY?
YOU'LL NEVER NEVER NEVER
REACH THE SKY.

verse 4:
YOU'RE SOLDIERS OF GOD -
YOU MUST UNDERSTAND -
THE FATE OF YOUR COUNTRY
IS IN YOUR YOUNG HANDS
MAY GOD GIVE YOU STRENGTH -
DO YOUR JOB REALLY WELL -
IF IT WAS WORTH IT
ONLY TIME IT WILL TELL.
IN THE MORNING
THEY RETURNED
WITH TEARS
IN THEIR EYES,
THE STENCH OF DEATH
DRIFTS UP TO THE SKIES.
A YOUNG SOLDIER
SO ILL
LOOKS AT THE SKY BRIGHT,
REMEMBERS THE WORDS,
THOU SHALT NOT KILL.

Chorus:
SKY PILOT,
SKY PILOT,
HOW HIGH
CAN YOU FLY?
YOU'LL NEVER NEVER NEVER
REACH THE SKY.
Writers Vic Briggs, Barry Jenkins, Danny McCulloch, Johnny Weider

Genres Classic Rock, Rock, Pop

Recorded 1967

Lyrics THE ROOMS WERE SO MUCH COLDER
THEN,
MY FATHER WAS A SOLDIER
THEN,
AND TIMES WERE VERY HARD,
WHEN I WAS YOUNG.
I SMOKED MY FIRST CIGARETTE
AT TEN,
AND FOR GIRLS
I HAD A BAD YEN,
AND I HAD QUITE A BALL,
WHEN I WAS YOUNG.

WHEN I WAS YOUNG
IT WAS MORE IMPORTANT,
PAIN MORE PAINFUL
AND LAUGHTER MUCH LOUDER,
YEA, WHEN I WAS YOUNG,
WHEN I WAS YOUNG.

I MET MY FIRST LOVE
AT THIRTEEN,
SHE WAS BROWN,
I WAS PRETTY GREEN,
AND I LEARNED
QUITE A LOT
WHEN I WAS YOUNG,
WHEN I WAS YOUNG.

WHEN I WAS YOUNG
IT WAS MORE IMPORTANT,
PAIN MORE PAINFUL
AND LAUGHTER MUCH LOUDER,
YEA, WHEN I WAS YOUNG,
WHEN I WAS YOUNG.

MY FAITH WAS SO MUCH STRONGER
THEN,
I BELIEVED
IN FELLOW MEN.
AND I WAS SO MUCH OLDER
THEN
WHEN I WAS YOUNG,
WHEN I WAS YOUNG,
WHEN I WAS YOUNG.