Wolf and the Owl
Poetry, Lyrics, Translations
and Musings by Alex Etchart

Soldier Scratching His Bum

By on Friday 14th September, 2012

Theres strange things in the world to see
Everywhere you look
From factories to coral reefs
From songs to holy books
Theres mothers cuddling children
Theres villas and theres slums
But nothing makes me sadder than
A soldier with a gun

A soldier with a gun
A soldier with a gun
Nothing makes me sadder than
A soldier with a gun

Some soldiers fight from brainwashing
And others from passion
But they all know that real danger
Is other men with guns
Some have codes of honour
And others just missiles
But nothing makes me angrier than
A soldier killing a child

A soldier killing a child
A soldier killing a child
Nothing makes me angrier than
A soldier killing a child

You’d think that killing someone
Is hard and makes you pause
You’d think you’d have to justify
Yourself with a good cause
You’d hope they want to save us
From slavery and toil
But nothing makes me sicker than
Soldiers fighting for oil

Soldiers fighting for oil
Soldiers fighting for oil
Nothing makes me sicker than
Soldiers fighting for oil

Theres soldiers soldiers everywhere
Everywhere we go
From Syria to South Sudan
From Tibet to Congo
Some come from the villages
And others from overseas
But nothing makes me more ashamed
Than soldier colonies

Soldiers colonies
Soldiers colonies
Nothing makes me more ashamed than
Soldiers colonies

Some wars are fresh and bloody
Others have gone so long
The people have forgotten Why?
And which side they are on
Some fight out of habit
Some fight just for fun
But nothing fucks your head up more
than a soldier scratching his bum

A soldier scratching his bum
A soldier scratching his bum
Nothing fucks your head up more than
A soldier scratching his bum

Some they fight for freedom
And some fight to oppress
The time has come to see we’re all the same
Now that’s the test
Time to lay down weapons
And let’s forgive the rest
Cuz nothing makes me happier
Than a (disarmed) soldier in a dress

A soldier in a dress
A soldier in a dress
Nothing makes me happier than
A… DISARMED! …Soldier in a dress

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