Walter Reed Lyrics - Michael Penn

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I count the cases piled up high
For the 1:15.
For platform and for passerby
It's the same routine.
I'm ranting while I’m raving,
There's nothing here worth saving.

Tell me now, what more do you need?
Take me to Walter Reed tonight.
Baby I've lost the will for fighting
Over everything.
Well there's a few things I gotta say
And make no mistake, I'm mad…
'Cause every good thing I've had
Abandoned me.

All I want to do is hide.
It's graduation day
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And everything I learned inside
Didn't seem to pay.
I've had my fill of palm trees
And lighting up Grauman's Chinese.

Tell me now, what more do you need?
Take me to Walter Reed tonight.
Baby I've lost the will for fighting
Over everything
And there's a few things I gotta say.
Make no mistake, I'm mad.
'Cause every good thing I had
Abandoned me.

A sad and lonesome me.

I'm the walking wounded
And I'd say it to your face
But I can't find my place.

So tell me now, what more do you need?
Take me to Walter Reed tonight.
Baby I've lost the will for fighting
Over everything
And there's a few things I gotta say.
Make no mistake, I'm mad
'Cause every good thing I had
Abandoned me.

A sad and lonesome me.
A sad and lonesome me.
A sad and lonesome me.



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spot on | Reviewer: wesley | 6/10/12

Three months ago I was staff sergeant flofluffnik. I was responsible for twelve men and over one hundred thousand dollars worth of equipment. Today I can't get a fucking library card.

My take... | Reviewer: mike | 5/13/11

Penn focused an album solely on post WWII culture on the West Coast.

The reference/title to Walter Reed clearly supports this.

To me, the narrator of this song is a war veteran.

The first verse to me is clearly speaking of the casualties of war. This is both during war (bodies or "cases" piling up high). The "1:15" could reference a bus, train, plane for transport or any other point of counting casualties.

The narrator is clearly speaking of wanting to escape all of this both mentally and physically, asking to be taken to Walter Reed.

We also know that Penn themed an album focused solely on post WWII culture/life in Los Angeles. This could be why the reference to Grauman's Chinese (theater) was added.

The second verse is probably a post-war account by the narrator. To me, he has returned to day to day life (graduated) and is struggling with his memories, injuries and PTSD. He has had his fill of LA "palm trees" and going to movies at "Grauman's Chinese".

Overall, a look at the effects of war both during and after...and the impact on the body and mind.

It is a beautiful song...and clearly focuses on sadness, pain and loneliness through a story of a post war vet.

The Real Meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/25/11

The actual meaning of this song is about war. Walter Reed is a veteran hospital. "I count the cases piled up high, for the 1:15" -- A train going to boot camp/ the barracks/ etc. "Tell me now, what more do you need? Take me to Walter Reed tonight, baby I've lost the will for fighting over everything." Tired of war, so take me to the hospital. "I've had my fill of palm trees, and lighting up Grauman's Chinese." -- Palm trees = vietnam? Graumans chinese is a theatre, perhaps they invaded it? all i know is if you look at the lyrics, you can tell its about war.

Walter Reed | Reviewer: Hero | 6/14/09

This song explains way too much about me. I have really felt like I have been left alone by the best thing that has ever happened to me. I mean, this person and I are not officially "together", but a friend of mine... Well.. Love triangle I suppose. I just... want one thing in my life to go right, I suppose. I've lost everything good in my life, but it makes me learn that I need to enjoy what I have while I have it, right...?

It's a beautiful song. One of my favorites. I'm so glad that I accidentally bought the album that it was on. ^ ^; Hehe

beautiful song | Reviewer: Choipe | 2/9/09

It's a beautiful song. It made me think a lot of a situation that's going on between someone I know and myself. I feel left behind and alone a lot, and that person was one of the few good things I had.



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