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    Wink Ohio song

    i had listend to the song called "Ohio" . i liked the song very much but i am not sure about the meaning of some lines:

    Tin soldiers and Nixon's coming: i need someone to explain the meaning
    We're finally on our own
    This summer I hear the drumming :means( not sure ) the drumming of war that may happen inside US .
    Four dead in Ohio

    Gotta get down to it ( we the students must go to the crime scien )
    Soldiers are cutting us down ( following us )
    Should have been done long ago : the clashes with soldiers should happeng long time ago to stop them.
    What if you knew her ( is he talking about the lady on the photo )
    And found her dead on the ground
    How can you run when you know? (when you know her )

    i hope if i understand wrongly ,someone would kindly correct me

    thanks

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    Re: Ohio song

    "Tin soldiers" refers to the members of the National Guard that President Nixon sent to the Kent State campus in order to suppress student unrest.

    The "drumming" referred to the so-called "war drums" predicting the uprising of student radicals and Vietnam War protesters. At that time, the government was viewed as the "enemy" by much of the youth of the US, and radical groups like the Weather Underground and Symbionese Liberation Army were attempting to wage war within the U.S.


    Gotta get down to it ("get down to it" means to actually do something, take measures to solve a problem, get down to business)
    Soldiers are cutting us down (Soldiers are shooting/killing us)
    Should have been done long ago (Students should have protested and fought back long ago)
    What if you knew her
    And found her dead on the ground
    How can you run when you know? (Probably doesn't refer to Mary Vecchio, the girl in the photo, but more likely one of the two female victims who died in the shootings.)

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    Re: Ohio song

    thanks..............in my language i say..........shokren





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