••can ye pass the acid test?••

ye who enter here be afraid, but do what ye must -- to defeat your fear ye must defy it.

& defeat it ye must, for only then can we begin to realize liberty & justice for all.

time bomb tick tock? nervous tic talk? war on war?

or just a blog crying in the wilderness, trying to make sense of it all, terror-fried by hate radio and FOX, the number of whose name is 666??? (coincidence?)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

buffy sainte-marie was on democracy now! yesterday. she's written a lot of great songs.

this is the one i want to post here:

Universal Soldier
Words and music Buffy Sainte-Marie
Copyright Caleb Music

He's five foot two and he's six foot four
He fights with missiles and with spears
He's all of 31 and he's only 17
He's been a soldier for a thousand years

He's 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

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 he'll put an end to war this way

He's fighting for democracy,
he's fighting for the Reds
He's 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 to a war
And without him all this killing can't go on

He's the universal soldier and he really is to blame
But his orders come from far away no more
They come from him and you and me
and Brothers, can't you see
this is not the way to put an end to war?

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