Sailors And Soldiers

Phil Ochs
Language: English

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Sailors and soldiers
uniformed shoulders
they're growing older
over the sea

The troops they are leaving
firmly believing
no reason for grieving

Far from the banners,
Far from the glamour,
Far from the planners,
Who sent them to die

herded like cattle
they head for the battle
their rifles will rattle
over the sea

Too young to be shaving
yet the flags they are waving
for the fury they are braving
over the sea

proudly parading
with their medals they are
but their glory is fading
over the sea

Sailors and soldiers
Sailors and soldiers
Sailors and soldiers

Contributed by Riccardo Venturi - 2005/5/10 - 20:53

Language: Italian

Versione italiana di Riccardo Venturi
10 agosto 2005

Marinai e soldati
spalle in divisa
stanno invecchiando
sul mare

Le truppe partono
credendo fermamente
che non ci sia ragione d’affliggersi

Lontano dagli stendardi
lontano dal prestigio
lontano dai pianificatori
li mandiamo a morire

Spinti come bestiame
vanno alla battaglia
i fucili crepiteranno
sul mare

Troppo giovani per radersi
ma le bandiere le sventolano
per il furore che affrontano spavaldi
sul mare

Sfilano orgogliosi in parata
stanno con le loro medaglie
ma la loro gloria sta svanendo
sul mare

Marinai e soldati
Marinai e soldati
Marinai e soldati

2005/8/10 - 15:30

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