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Universal Soldier - Lyrics

He is five foot two
And he's six feet four
He fights with missiles
And with spears

He is all of thirty-one
And he's only seventeen
He's been a soldier
For thousands 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
He's fighting for Japan
And he thinks we'll put an end
To war that 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 could Hitler
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 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

Writer(s): Buffy Sainte Marie

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