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  • phil ochs şarkısı, sözleri de şöyle:
    oh, ı'm just a typical american boy from a typical american town
    ı believe in god and senator dodd and a-keepin' old castro* down
    and when it came my time to serve ı knew "better dead than red"
    but when ı got to my old draft board, buddy, this is what ı said:

    chorus
    sarge, ı'm only eighteen, ı got a ruptured spleen
    and ı always carry a purse
    ı got eyes like a bat, and my feet are flat, and my asthma's getting worse
    yes, think of my career, my sweetheart dear, and my poor old invalid aunt
    besides, ı ain't no fool, ı'm a-goin' to school
    and ı'm working in a dee-fense plant

    ı've got a dislocated disc and a wracked up back
    ı'm allergic to flowers and bugs
    and when the bombshell hits, ı get epileptic fits
    and ı'm addicted to a thousand drugs
    ı got the weakness woes, ı can't touch my toes
    ı can hardly reach my knees
    and if the enemy came close to me
    ı'd probably start to sneeze

    ı'm only eighteen, ı got a ruptured spleen
    and ı always carry a purse
    ı got eyes like a bat, and my feet are flat, and my asthma's getting worse
    yes, think of my career, my sweetheart dear, and my poor old invalid aunt
    besides, ı ain't no fool, ı'm a-goin' to school
    and ı'm working in a dee-fense plant

    ooh, ı hate chou en lai, and ı hope he dies,
    onething you gotta see
    that someone's gotta go over there
    and that someone isn't me
    so ı wish you well, sarge, give 'em hell!
    kill me a thousand or so
    and if you ever get a war without blood and gore
    ı'll be the first to go

    yes, ı'm only eighteen, ı got a ruptured spleen
    and ı always carry a purse
    ı got eyes like a bat, and my feet are flat, and my asthma's getting worse
    yes, think of my career, my sweetheart dear, and my poor old invalid aunt
    besides, ı ain't no fool, ı'm a-goin' to school
    and ı'm working in a dee-fense plant