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He’s 5 foot 2 and he’s 6 feet 4
He fights with missiles and with spears
He’s all of 31 and he’s only 17.
He’s been a soldier for a thousand years

He’s a catholic, a Hindu, an atheist, a Jain
A Buddhist, and a Baptist and Jew.
And he knows he shouldn’t kill
And he knows he always will kill
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 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 the blame
His orders comes 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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    UnregisteredJan 22, 2014 at 5:05 am
    Yes, I know what this song is about and so does anybody else who has ever heard it. This song, unlike all the drug songs from the same period, is written in the lines, not between them, and it means precisely what it says. If you still don't get it, here you go: If there were no young people willing to go half-way around the world, meet exotic people and then kill them, the killing would be ended. Since you can't have a war without killing people, there would be no more war.
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    Joan ThomasMay 27, 2013 at 9:49 pm
    Who is responsible for war? Check the lyrics and be sure and listen to Sainte Marie Buffy sing the words!
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    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 6:46 am
    @unregistered/jan 16th 2012:

    This song was actually written sometime around 1964, (because it appeared on her debut album that year).

    It's cool that it influenced you, though.
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    UnregisteredApr 2, 2012 at 10:08 pm
    War is not the solution to man mad problems. Who ever you are whenever you are, not deciding factors such as race, gender, sex, ability, should made war acceptable. Not even fighting for your country. Start fighting for the world.
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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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