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"The Coconut Monk," is loosely based on the life of Thich Nhat Hanh a Vietnamese pacifist monk who lived and practiced in the '60's, during the Vietnam war.

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The Coconut Monk

The Coconut Monk was a little rat boy on the streets of Saigon
hustling the American invaders hustling the Viet Cong
he could walk you down the path to whiskey
women guns and opium
The Coconut Monk was a little rat boy on the streets of Saigon

The Coconut Monk rode a napalm bouquet up into the hidden hills
he tried to get back to his enterprise but the gods made him face
his evils and his ills he
forgot about the U.S. shipment of comic books and Dr. Fog's pills
The Coconut Monk rode a napalm bouquet up into the hidden hills

The Coconut Monk spent the years in silence and in prayer
the valley of explosions shook and trembled in the burning air
he made a bamboo spear into a flute
then he knew that he must go back there
The Coconut Monk spent the years in silence and in prayer

The Coconut Monk went to an island
it was on a peaceful river
until the soldiers dug in
at night the arcs of RPG's and tracers
burned up the sky
but no one fired upon
the Coconut Monk's island

From the regiments and the villages
the people came
refugees and children crossed the river
soldiers dropped their rifles in the sand

The Coconut Monk saw the bombs fall on the beach
and the burning black sun
saw the blood on the water
machine gun fire cut the lotus vine
then the soldiers heard the old man say
You have come in peace
you have come in peace
you have come in peace
I pray

The Coconut Monk was a little rat boy on the streets
The Coconut Monk rode a napalm bouquet up
The Coconut Monk spent the years in silence
The Coconut Monk closed his eyes and watched the gunboats
closed his eyes and watched the gunboats
closed his eyes and watched the gunboats
drift away

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David Harris Los Angeles, California

Singer Songwriter David Harris performs original music at colleges and clubs across America. His songwriting has been described as "sharp, poignant, literate . . . . " He has been called ". . . a masterful storyteller, an impeccably fluid guitarist." "David's vocals are rich, emotional, and convincing ... His songs always contain sophistication and subtlety." - Music Connection Magazine ... more

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