I ran home from school and threw my books on the table and I turned on the TV- it was those days before cable. got the national news on channels 3, 5, and 10, and I got home just in time to watch the numbers roll in. we got the body count, yeah yeah- from a conflict not a war. we got the body count, yeah yeah- every afternoon at four. we had richard m nixon 1968, and my parents both agreed that our future looked great. but the numbers getting bigger every night on my screen and the median age of each corpse was 19. they were the body count, yeah yeah- from a conflict not a war. you think things are bad now, well theyve always been scared that kids have guns well, we issued them then. dead at 19 from an east LA slum his choice was war or college, he was poor not dumb. he was the body count, yeah yeah- every afternoon at four. they got the body count, yeah yeah- from the vietnam war.