Soldier

04:31
Andy Livingston
2012
Andy Livingston

Story

It's hard to say where this song comes from exactly. There are many people in this song: my brother, my grandmother, and I'm in there, of course, but I don't know where, because in a way I become my brother and my grandmother. My brother is a literal soldier; my grandmother lost her husband about 40 years ago, and has been alone ever since. I relate to that. We're all soldiers in that regard, as we battle our own terrorist networks, be they internal or otherwise.

Lyrics

My, he had the eyes of a soldier
now his eyes are mine to see with
he reminds me of my brother
on the night he left for the desert 
 
Iva Jean misses her Jewel
and the woman in the still frame
when she sleeps they both go dancing
as the soldiers march in rhythm
mile by mile
 
it goes so fast that I can’t catch my breath
 
it goes so fast that
I got caught between the sound waves
where my spirit met my passion
they tried their best to get married
if you want me to I will be
the grenade
 
it goes so fast that I can’t catch my breath
 
we must carry on little soldier
even though I know you’re tired
he will greet us when we get there
not one moment passes that I don’t
see his face

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