The universal soldier    (video)    (intro)   (midi)

 

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1. He is five feet two, and he`s six feet four,  

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    he fights with missiles and with spears.

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    He is all of thirty-one, and he`s only seventeen,

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     `s been a soldier for a thousand years.

 

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2. He`s a Catholic, a Hindu, and atheist, a Jain, 

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    a Buddhist, and a Baptist, and a Jew.

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    And he knows he shouldn`t kill, and he knows he always will,

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    kill you for me, my friend, and me for you.

 

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3. And he`s fighting for Canada, he`s fighting for France,  

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    he`s fighting for the USA.

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    And he`s fighting for the Russians, and he`s fighting for Japan,

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    and he thinks we`ll put an end to war this way.

 

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4. And he`s fighting for democracy, he`s fighting for the Reds,

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    he says, it`s for the peace of all.

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    He`s the one who must decide,  who`s to live and who`s to die,

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    and he never sees the writing on the wall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5. But without him how would Hitler have condemned them at Dachau,

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    without him Caesar would have stood alone.

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    He`s the one who gives his body as a weapon of the war,

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    and without him all this killing can`t go on.

 

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6. He`s the universal soldier and he really is to blame,

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    his orders come from far away no more,

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    they come from here and there and you and me -

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    and brothers can`t you see,

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    this is not a way we put an end to war.      

 

(orig. = capo 4th)    (Donovan)