Universal Soldier

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Glen Campbell

Glen Travis Campbell (born April 22, 1936) is an American country music singer, guitarist, television host and occasional actor. He is best known for a series of hits in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for hosting a variety show called The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour on CBS television. more »

He's five foot two and he's six feet four 
He fights with missiles and with spears 
He's all of thirty-one 
And he's only seventeen 

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 
He knows he shouldn't kill 

But he knows he always will 
Kill you, my friend, for me and me for you 
He's fighting for Canada, he's fighting for France 
He's fighting for the USA 
He's fighting for the Russians 

And he's fighting for Japan 
And he thinks he'll put an end to war that way 
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 
But he never sees the writing on the wall 
But without him how would Hitler have condemned them at Dachau
Without him Caesar would have stood alone
He's the one who gives his body

As the 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 brother, can't you see 
This is not the way to put an end to war


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Universal Soldier