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what is all this orange crush lyrics about ? or is it nothing more than a over exaggerated fizzy drink ?
-- philip shaw (email@example.com), June 08, 2000
It's about Agent Orange, the chemical used in great amounts during the Vietnam war. Returned sevicemen are still battleling the American Government over compensation claims.
-- Fretless108 (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 08, 2000.
Michael's Dad was a helicopter pilot in vietnam which, I think, is where the bit where Michael talks comes from - a 'whirlybird' is slang for a helicopter and he says that halfway through.
-- matt phelps (email@example.com), June 26, 2000.