Universal Soldier Songtext
von Buffy Sainte-Marie

Universal Soldier Songtext

He's five feet two and he's six feet four
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 a Jew
and he knows he shouldn't kill
and he knows he always will
kill you 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
and 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 walls

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 to a war
and without him all this killing can't go on

He's the universal soldier and he
really is to blame
His orders come 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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Kjell Gjære

Correct from "La Val " to Dachau

mark hein

He's a catholic, a Hindu, an Atheist, a Jane...
Es gibt keine Religion "Janeism".
Anstatt das: "Jain"

Alita Mantels

From songtexte.com, here are "Universal Soldier" lyrics, along with a recent video of Buffy Sainte-Marie discussing and performing the song she wrote in the early 1960's.