Song Lyric Sunday : The Universal Soldier

So, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is to post a song about the military.

This  week  HELEN VAHDATI   of  This  life  one word  at a time   has  set  us  a  hard  task, well  to my mind  anyway.  I  was  going  to  pick  more  than  one.  Then I  thought  No  the  Universal  Soldier  is  not only  the Soldier   but also  the  Sailor , the  Marine  and  the  Airman he is  all of  them  and  all of  us.

Rules  and Pingback  here 

Here  we  go , well for  my  choice  I  am  going  back  to  my  youth  and  a song  from  Donovan The  Universal Soldier  the  song  was  written  by  Buffy  Sainte- Marie  I  first  heard  the  song  in  1964,my  first  protest  song!

Lyrics  by  A to  Z Lyrics

“Universal Soldier”  written  by  Buffy  Sainte  – Marie 

He’s five foot-two, and he’s six feet-four,
He fights with missiles and with spears.
He’s all of thirty-one, and he’s only seventeen,
Been a soldier for a thousand years.

He’a a Catholic, a Hindu, an Atheist, a Jain,
A Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew.
And he knows he shouldn’t kill,
And he knows he always will,
Kill you for me my friend and me for you.

And he’s fighting for Canada,
He’s fighting for France,
He’s fighting for the USA,
And he’s fighting for the Russians,
And he’s fighting for Japan,
And he thinks we’ll put an end to war this way.

And he’s fighting for Democracy,
He’s fighting for the Reds,
He says it’s for the peace of all.
He’s the one who must decide,
Who’s to live and who’s to die,
And he never sees the writing on the wall.

But without him,
How would Hitler have condemned them at Dachau?
Without him Caesar would have stood alone,
He’s the one who gives his body
As a weapon of the war,
And without him all this killing can’t go on.

He’s the Universal Soldier and he really is to blame,
His orders come from far away no more,
They come from here and there and you and me,
And brothers can’t you see,
This is not the way we put the end to war.

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Peace  to  you  all.
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9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    May 28, 2017 @ 10:23:50

    Happy Sunday sis xx

    Reply

  2. Opinionated Man
    May 28, 2017 @ 14:13:38

    I hope your Sunday is a good one!

    Reply

  3. johncoyote
    May 28, 2017 @ 19:49:50

    Old song and old days. It is sad. The wars keep a-coming.

    Reply

  4. Judy E Martin
    May 29, 2017 @ 18:20:39

    Very poignant song choice, Sis x

    Reply

  5. Helen Vahdati
    Jun 24, 2017 @ 18:41:45

    WOW!! Great song. I loved how it ended without really an ending. War is such a sad, terrible thing but it seems there’s no end in sight. ❤

    Reply

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