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Listen, children, to a story
That was written long ago
'Bout a kingdom on a mountain
And the valley folk below

On the mountain was a treasure
Buried deep beneath a stone
And the valley people swore
They'd have it for their very own

Go ahead and hate your neighbor
Go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of Heaven
You can justify it in the end

There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgment day
On the bloody morning after who
One tin soldier rides away

So, the people of the valley
Sent a message up the hill
Asking for the buried treasure
Tons of gold for which they'd kill

Came an answer from the kingdom
"With our brothers, we will share
All the secrets of our mountain
All the riches buried there"

Now, the valley cried with anger
"Mount your horses, draw your sword"
And they killed the mountain people
So, they won their just reward

Now, they stood beside the treasure
On the mountain dark and red
Turn the stone and looks beneath it
"Peace on Earth", was all it said

Go ahead and hate your neighbor
Go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of Heaven
You can justify it in the end

There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgment day
On the bloody morning after who
One tin soldier rides away

Go ahead and hate your neighbor
Go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of Heaven
You can justify it in the end

There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgment day
On the bloody morning after who
One tin soldier rides away



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    UnregisteredMar 25, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    I believe that the treasure was the wild mustangs and the towns greedy ppl planed to slaaughter them for money and the native americans and billy jack tried to save them... Its still going on now!! Great movie... That is what i think the song and the movie were really about!

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