The Jungleman

Selected Lyrics from The Jungleman Album

October 1969

As I stand upon the shores of this land
And I gaze into the openness of the sea
I try to open the curtains in my heart
And tell myself it is soon to pass
The loneliness the hours of coldness
Will soon draw to the scent of mint on my life
And as the sand indents beneath my feet
And the salt mist identifies myself
With the ruddiness of the sea
I wonder if the coastlines
In my heart are as distant
As the shores of this water before me
For surely it is written there somewhere
In the Pacific that the depth of my endowments
Have not been in vain
And the progress of man will not forget
The progress of God
And an emotional realm of unity and love
Will someday be the voice of all mankind
There is no one to talk deeply to
You are my affection
My sunrise on the Pacific
The courage I have needed
The days now will pass quickly
And the fog will soon lift into
All the color tones of the rainbows
Remember you have given
And in receiving I am contented by your being
Soon the sun will set in the Pacific
And the shadows will be cast
In the direction of fulfillment… I will be home

Words and Music by Lonnie Chance © 2000

The Gunnie

The Gunnie's layen face down in the mud
I saw him coughen choking on his own blood
I rolled him over both hands were in hell
I couldn't take his pulse so I let out a yell
Get a body bag while I fill out the tag
The Gunnie's comen home with the American Flag
Did the Gunnie die in vain
You know I never heard him complain
Did the Gunnie die in vain
Soaking wet face down in my tears
I've been holding this back for too many years
Someone burned my symbol of peace
But I don't give a damn because I'm not that weak
I've got a paper certifying me insane
And it's signed in blood with my country's name
Did the Gunnie die in vain
You know I never heard him complain
Did the Gunnie die in vain
Whoever shot Jesus in Vietnam
Must have lost something more than both of his hands
Take the money to the rabbi and the priest
Tell em that your soul needs something new to eat
I've got to see the Gunnie to his grave
And there's no better place on this earth to pray
Chorus
Did you know that he died for you, he died for you
Yes he died for you, and he died for me
Yea he died for you, he died for us to see

Words and Music by Lonnie Chance © 2000

One Rose

One rose lived and one rose died
To the man with the scissors by his side
With a slant and a snip it was over so fast
The rose that lived said with a gasp
I cannot run and I cannot hide
And I just watched how my neighbor died
And one rose lived and one rose died
One rose lived and one rose died
To the man with the scissors by his side
With a stretch and a grin and the man was gone
To dress his rose in ribbon and song
Then he walked and he knocked
On a walnut door… Love filled her eyes
When she kissed him… He cried
And one rose lived and one rose died
And one rose lived and one rose died
To the man with the scissors by his side

Words and Music by Lonnie Chance © 2000