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Once I was a soldier
I rode on a big white horse
Silver pistols at my side
Carryin' the flags of war

And I lost track of the men who fell
In the canon's roar
I never got over bein' a soldier

Once I was a tax man
Collectin' dollars and dimes
I heard the rich man grumble
I heard the poor man cry

Some few couldn't afford to pay
Were put to a shackle and key
I never got over bein' a tax man

Once I was a ruler
About twelve inches long
Three times me made a yardstick
36 inches high

36 inches high was I
36 inches high
I never got over 36 inches high



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  • U
    UnregisteredAug 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    I think nick was doing a little dylan here, just like what so funny bout peace love and understanding. He was not to happy about the fighting we do and how the world gov don't get along. And he can't get away from it

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