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Neil Young – Soldier lyrics

Soldier, your eyes,
They shine like the sun
I wonder why.
Soldier, your eyes
Shine like the sun
I wonder why.

Jesus, I saw you
Walkin' on the river
I don't believe you.
You can't deliver right away
I wonder why.

Jesus, your eyes
Shine like the sun
I wonder why.

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    He's talking about heroin use. When he says that the soldiers eyes shine like the sun he is referring to the dilated pupils. Many soldiers were coming home from Vietnam addicted to heroin. When he says that Jesus can't deliver right away he is referring to how quickly the heroin delivers relief while Jesus does not.
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