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The Sinking Of The USS Indianapolis

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Verse 1: Just before the break of dawn the sailors start to pray

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For a ship or death to come relieve their pain some way

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Thirst and hunger, suffering, shivering with fear

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Grieving for their lifeless friends and feeling end is near


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Verse 2: Most of them were only boys but did their mission well

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Helped turn Nagasaki to a living hell

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Leaving Guam their ship was hit, and sank quickly down

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Leaving most of them to be killed by sharks or drown


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Verse 3: As the sun begins to rise I glimpse them on the sea

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Sunburned faces waiting for someone to set them free

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I can hear their cries of rage, desperately they call

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Agony beyond belief to bring freedom for all



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