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Universal Soldier

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UNIVERSAL SOLDIER

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,
Been a soldier for a thousand years.

He's a a Catholic, a Hindu, an Atheist, a Jain,
A Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew.
And he knows he shouldn't kill,
And he knows he always will,
Kill you for me my friend and me for you.

And he's fighting for Canada,
He's fighting for France,
He's fighting for the USA,
And he's fighting for the Russians,
And he's fighting for Japan,
And he thinks we'll put an end to war this way.

And 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,
And he never sees the writing on the wall.

But without him,
How would Hitler have condemned him at Dachau?
Without him Caesar would have stood alone,
He's the one who gives his body
As a 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 here and there and you and me,
And brothers can't you see,
This is not the way we put the end to war.
DEN UKENDTE SOLDAT

Hans øjne er blå-eller brune-eller gråf
han slås det bedste han formår.
Han er trdive godt og vel-han er bare 17 år
men har være soldat i tusind år

Han kan vær'en katolik, en hindu, en baptist,
en jøde,en budist,en ateist,
og når andre sir,han skal,
dræbes folk i hopetal.

Han slås og dræber- og blir dræbt til sidst
og slås for Canada,
han slås for Pakistan,
for Rusland og for USA.

Han kæmper alle vegne
for det land han fødtes i
og tror hvergang,det blir den sidste krig
Og han slås for kommunisme og for demokrati.

Han tror,at krigen vil bringe fred
Der man gir ham ordre til
gør han- skønt han ikke vil,
og han han slås på trods af det, han tror og ved

Uden ham havde Hitler
aldrig fået så stor en magt
uden ham var der ingen Djengis Khan.
Han er den,der brur sit liv som et våben i en krig,
uden ham var krig en tom og dødsdømt plan.

Han er navnløs,kun et nummer kun den ukendte soldat,
der modtar ordrer som en automat.
Og han er dig og mig og mig, ja dig og mig,
og først når vi sir nej
er den sidste krigfden sidste krig forbi.



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