Platoon and the Possession of a Soul; Ronan Tynan will Raise you Up?
4/28/2004 1:40 AM
Byline: Mike Cunningham
Nearly daily, a family member or a friend will ask me a trivia question. This is where we will find out the answers.
Re: Platoon -- Question: What's that line he says about the 2 dudes battling for control of his soul?
Charlie Sheen at the end of Platoon says:
I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy, we fought ourselves. The enemy was in us. The war is over for me now, but it will always be there, the rest of my days. As I'm sure Elias will be, fighting with Barnes for what Rhah called "possession of my soul." There are times since, I've felt like a child, born of those two fathers. But be that as it may, those of us who did make it have an obligation to build again. To teach to others what we know, and to try with what's left of our lives to find a goodness and a meaning to this life.
What's that song that that guy sung at the end of that show
Sometimes the investigative effort is a little complicated. And you have to draw out key words to find what you are looking for. My mom gives me a call and says, "Your father and I were watching an Irish documentary. And that Irish Tenor with the bad leg, Ronan Tynan sang this song that your father and I loved. It went something like 'I raised you'." Okay... Ronan Tynan, I raised you.
That got me nothing. I did get a hold of my Dad and I found out the documentary was "What's Going On" Interestingly enough, the name of one of the features here at HammRadio. I find out further that it was a documentary featuring Meg Ryan and I'm not sure but I believe that she was in love with a guy she thinks she hates and he turns out to be Tom Hanks. Anyway, Ronan Tynan was featured in this documentary, but I have no new information, but it could be the song "You Raise Me Up", which Josh Groban has also sung. If you have any info please e-mail me at AskMike @ HammRadio.com. Remove the spaces around the @ symbol.