George Jeffrey - G. I. Loan songtekst
Over deze songtekst:
G.I. Loan of eigenlijk GI Loan is een lening voor militair personeel. G.I. staat voor Government Issue. Het is eigenlijk slang want officieel heet het V.A. Loan. V.A. staat voor Veterans Affairs.
In de youtube clip wordt het lied gezongen door LT Bobby Ross en staat op zijn CD 'Voices of America', uitgebracht in 2000.
My granddaddy fought in World War I Came back proud when he was done My daddy was proud to be his son And a heroes welcome home Found two scrub acres straight up and down 25 miles from the nearest town Howling of the wind was the only sound And he bought it on a G.I. Loan Built a four room house on the side of that hill You know, that house is standing still A place to call his very own And he bought it on a G. I. Loan Yeah, he bought it on a G.I. Loan Then my daddy went off to World War II Came back proud when he was through God Bless the Red, White and Blue And a heroes welcome home Got a job in the nearest town Married my Mamma and settled down Found a house on the edge of town And he bought it on a G.I. Loan Three bedroom, brick and a concrete drive Man it's great to be alive A place to call his very own And he bought it on a G.I. Loan Yeah, he bought it on a G.I. Loan Then I went off to Vietnam Came back to "who gives a damn" Not even give the boys a hand No heroes welcome home The city streets were filled with fire My mind was hanging by a wire A crazy vet no one would hire And I couldn't get a G.I. Loan So I ran off to the Delta land I'm a wild California Delta man This peace of mind's my very own Who needs your G.I. Loan Go to hell with your G.I. Loan All I want is to be left alone!