(Karaoke) – Lyrics to ‘Lieutenant Dan’, the ‘Forrest Gump’ version of ‘Piano Man’ by Billy Joel

Posted by Tim Ireland at July 29, 2022

Category: Karaoke

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This is a very special song that runs with deeper meaning, and you are invited to explore it for yourself. Lyrics below the fold.

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Lieutenant Dan – (The ‘Forrest Gump’ version of ‘Piano Man’ by Billy Joel)

LYRICS (by Tim Ireland)

It’s five o’clock at the riverside
Helicopter’s gonna land
There’s a surgery, then a hospital
Free ice cream, and ping pong, and Dan

He said ‘Forrest, you moron,
I should have died,
Like my father and uncles before
But you ran, and you bungled
Back there in the jungle
And robbed me of death in this war!’

Da da da de de da
Da da de de da
da da

You ain’t got legs
You’re Lieutenant Dan
You left them, back in the ‘Nam
But your legs aren’t the end
You’re a legend and friend
And one day you’ll Captain a band

Now Bubba
Was a shrimping boat fisherman
He died right there in Vietnam
That’s all I have to say
About that fateful day
Except for how saddened I am

He said: ‘Forrest, why is this happening?’
(It was happening because he got shot)
Said ‘I wanna go home!’
And he wasn’t alone
But you stick by the friends that you’ve got

Da da da de de da
Da da de de da
da da

Now Jenny’s advice
Was to run away
From trouble, or maybe to fly
But you wouldn’t survive
Or be here alive
If I ran off and left you to die

He said:
‘Gump, you were better off killing me,’
‘And to leave me to die on that day!’
But to die on that ridge
Or to jump off a bridge
It’s the same thing as running away

You ain’t got legs
You’re Lieutenant Dan
You left them, back in the ‘Nam
But your legs aren’t the end
You’re a legend and friend
And one day you’ll Captain a band

Jenny died
On a morning, on a Saturday
I had her placed under our tree
It’s not for forever
We’ll soon be together
When the end of time comes to claim me

You see
Destiny flows like a river
And fate like a feather in flight
But don’t let yourself go
Or just go with the flow
Or go gentle into that good night

Da da da de de da
Da da de de da
da da

You ain’t got legs
You’re Lieutenant Dan
You left them, back in the ‘Nam
But your legs aren’t the end
You’re a legend and friend
And one day you’ll Captain a band








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