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    Question ...on every acre...

    There is a song from Billy Joel "Goodnight Saigon". Can anyone explain me what is meant with:
    Remember Charly, remember Baker,
    they left their childhood on every acre.

    Thanks, Paul

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    Re: ...on every acre...

    I'd say, though it's not clearcut, that 'leaving their childhood' means losing their innocence, 'on every acre' means in every part of Vietnam. 'Charlie' was a term used by the Americans for the North Vietnamese, so I presume he means that both the Viet Cong and the Americans lost their innocence, which seems to fit with the lines that follow. I haven't heard the song so I'm simply going from reading the lyrics from Google.


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