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He joined up to get a job
And show he wasn't scared
Swapped boy scout hat for army cap
He thought he'd be prepared
At the age of 17 he was forced to choose
At the age of 21 he's in Catch 22

He joined up for just three years
It seemed a small amount
But they didn't tell him that
The first two didn't count
At the age of 17 how was he to know
That at the age of 21 he'd still have one to go?

Tin soldier
He signed away his name
Tin soldier
No chance for cash or fame
Tin soldier
Now he knows the truth
Tin soldier
He signed away his youth

He joined up 'cause Dad knew best
To do right by his son
And now he hates and counts the dates
That mark time on square one
At the age of 17 he did as he was told
Now at the age of 21 tin still won't turn to gold

Tin soldier
He signed away his name
Tin soldier
No chance for cash or fame
Tin soldier
Now he knows the truth
Tin soldier
He signed away his youth

If at the age of 17 you fall in line too soon
Then at the age of 21 you'll still march to their tune
One, two, three, four
One, two, three, four
One, two, three, four
One, two, three, four

Tin soldiers, you signed away your name
Tin soldiers, no chance for cash or fame
Tin soldiers, now you know the truth
Tin soldiers, you sign away your youth
Tin soldiers, you go and join the queue
Tin soldiers, do what they want you to
Tin soldiers, they take away your name
Tin soldiers, they treat you all the same

Sign away your life
Sign away your life
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written by BURNS, JAKE / OGILVIE, GORDON ARCHER
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group