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Buffy Sainte-Marie – Universal Soldier lyrics

He's five feet 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
He's been a soldier for a thousand years

He's a catholic, a Hindu, an Atheist, a Jane
A Buddhist and a Baptist and Jew
And he knows he shouldn't kill and he knows he always will
You'll 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 him at Le Val
Without him Caesar would have stood alone
He's the one who gives his body as the 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
But his orders come from far away no more
They come from him and you and me and brothers can't you see
This is not the way we put an end to war?



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    UnregisteredMar 29, 2012 at 6:11 am
    Even though most of society is not in favor of war, most people will still buy stock in a military contractor, or go to work in the defense industry. They just shrug their shoulders and stop thinking about it, because that's what is expected of them. But if we just stop supporting war with our actions, and be an example for others, then maybe it will come to be seen as a more viable option for others in the future.

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