Coverafbeelding Rod McKuen - Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes

Rod McKuen

Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes

  • Statistieken
  •   17 weken
  •   1 piekpositie
  •   485 punten
  •   1971

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   29-04-1933
Land   Verenigde Staten



Songtekst

Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes

Come and take my eldest son,
Show him how to shoot a gun
Wipe his eyes if he starts to cry
When the bullets fly.
Give him a rifle, take his hoe,
Show him a field where he can go
To lay his body down and die
Without asking why


refrein:
Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes number practically zero
But there are millions who want to be civilians
Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes number practically zero
But there are millions who want to be civilians


Sticks and stones can break your bones,
Even names can hurt you
But the thing that hurts the most
Is when a man deserts you
Don't you think its time to weed
The leaders that no longer lead
From the people of the land
Who'd like to see their sons again?

refrein:
Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes number practically zero
But there are millions who want to be civilians
Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes number practically zero
But there are millions who want to be civilians


God if men could only see
The lessons taught by history
That all the singers of this song
Cannot right a single wrong
Let all men of good will
Stay in the fields they have to till
Feed the mouths they have to fill
And cast away their arms

refrein:
Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes number practically zero
But there are millions who want to be civilians
Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes number practically zero
But there are millions who want to be civilians

Songinformatie

Er wordt gezegd dat Rod McKuen dit lied niet als een overwinningslied of protestlied heeft bedoeld. "Net als veel van de nummers die ik schreef in die periode (Alley, Alley Oxen Free, The Things Men Do, Some of Them Fall, Maybe Tomorrow and others) is het geschreven vanuit frustratie, het gevoel van machteloosheid om iets aan te doen aan het gegeven dat zo veel van mijn broers en zussen dagelijks een ​​oorlog ingestuurd worden. Een oorlog die maar door weinigen begrepen werd en waarvan niemand dacht dat het mogelijk was om die oorlog te winnen."
ArtiestRod McKuen
 A-kant
Titel Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes
Lengte 2:37
Componist(en) Rod McKuen
Producer(s) Rod McKuen
 B-kant
Titel Three // My Mothers Eyes
Lengte 2:22 //
Componist(en) Rod McKuen // Gilbert, Baer
Producer(s) Rod McKuen
Platenlabel Warner Bros.
Catalogusnr 16 121


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