Oh she was high up there in the air Caught still by a soldier's stare Whenever it was men amongst men Down upon the land And she followed those mother's sons She felt the thunder of their guns From a pearl's eye view, just a camera in her hand She was born Georgette but the name Didn't suit her well So, she blew out of Wisconsin as Dickey Chapelle
Oh, she flew with a pilot's pride The first witness to either side She carried relief to the lost ones Between the bombs And we saw it all through her lens She knew she'd go back again When the call rang out once more from Vietnam She's been through this before, She'll tell ya war is hell Her pearl earrings caught the light On Dickey Chapelle
Oh, that's the way it was She was the only one to tell In 1962, She blew the whistle loud and clear Now we trace her wings In her footsteps without fear To the front lines where she fell Where she lies still But she's still there
It was 1965, Over Chu Lai in a free fall dive In a dawn patrol to cover the dead zone ground She tiptoed through the land mines All along the enemy lines But she never saw the one that took her down She captured the bloody pearls of war so well That war was bound to steal the end of Dickey Chapelle
Dickey Chapelle (from a pearl's eye view) Dickey Chapelle (from a pearl's eye view) Dickey Chapelle (from a pearl's eye view) Dickey Chapelle.
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