I was a PFC on a search patrol huntin' Charlie down
It was in the jungle wars of '65

My weapon jammed and I got stuck way out and all alone
And I could hear the enemy movin' in close outside

Just then I heard a twig snap and I grabbed my empty gun
And I dug in scared while I counted down my fate
And then a big marine, a giant with a pair of friendly eyes

Appeared there at my shoulder and said "Wait!"
When he came in close beside me he said "Don't worry, son, I'm here"
"If Charlie wants to tangle now they'll have two to dodge"

I said "Well, thanks a lot", I told him my name and asked him his
And he said "The boys just call me Camouflage"

Whoa Camouflage, things are never quite the way they seem
Whoa Camouflage, I was awfully glad to see this big marine
Well, I was gonna ask him where he came from

When we heard the bullets fly
Comin' through the brush and all around our ears
And then I saw that big marine light a fire in his eye
And it was strange, but suddenly I forgot my fears

Well we fought all night and side by side, we took our battle stance
And I wondered how the bullets missed this man
'Cause they seemed to go right through him just as if he wasn't there
And in the mornin' we both took a chance and ran
And it was here the river bank when the ambush came on top of us
And I'd thought it was the end and we were had

Then a bullet with my name on it came buzzin' through a bush
And that big marine, he just swat it with his hands
Just like it was a fly!

Whoa Camouflage, things are never quite the way they seem
Whoa Camouflage, this was an awfully strange marine
And I knew there was something weird about him
'Cause when I turned around he was pullin' a big palm tree

Right up out of the ground
And swattin' those charlies with it from here to kingdom come
When he led me out of danger, I saw my camp and waved goodbye
But he just winked at me from the jungle and then was gone
And when I got back to my HQ I told 'em about my night
And the battle I'd spent with a big marine named Camouflage
When I said his name a soldier gulped and the medic took my arm
And led me to a green tent on the right

He said "You may be tellin' true boy, but this here is Camouflage"
"And he's been right here since he passed away last night"
"In fact he's been here all week long"
"But before he went he said 'semper fi' and said his only wish"
"Was to save a young marine caught in a barrage"
"So here, take his dog tag son, I know, he'd want you to have it now"
And we both said a prayer for a big marine named Camouflage

Whoa Camouflage, things are never quite the way they seem
Whoa Camouflage, this was an awfully BIG marine
So, next time, you're in a jungle fight
And you feel a presence near
Or hear a voice that in your mind will lodge

Just be thankful that you're not alone
And you've got some company from a big marine
The boys call Camouflage

Whoa Camouflage, things are never quite the way they seem
Whoa Camouflage, this was an awfully BIG marine
Whoa Camouflage, things are never quite the way they seem
Whoa Camouflage, this was an awfully BIG marine
Whoa Camouflage
Whoa Camouflage