"Soldier of Fortune" as written by and Coverdale Blackmore....
I have often told you stories about the way
I lived the life of a drifter
Waiting for the day

When I'd take your hand and sing you songs
Then maybe you would say
"Come lay with me and love me"
And I would surely stay

But I feel I'm growing older
And the songs that I have sung
Echo in the distance
Like the sound
Of a windmill going round
Guess I'll always be a soldier of fortune

Many times I've been a traveller
I looked for something new
In days of old when nights were cold
I wandered without you

But those days I thought my eyes had seen you standing near
Though blindness is confusing
It shows that you're not here

Now I feel I'm growing older
And the songs that I have sung
Echo in the distance
Like the sound
Of a windmill going round
Guess I'll always be a soldier of fortune

I can hear the sound
Of a windmill going round
Guess I'll always be a soldier of fortune

I guess I'll always be
A soldier of fortune


Lyrics submitted by shadowcml

"Soldier of Fortune" as written by David Coverdale Ritchie Blackmore

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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  • +3
    General Commentcould it be about a guy who is in love
    with a women, but she wont respond the way he wants her to?
    and he has grown tired of waiting for her response
    Scarfazeon February 11, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about a guy who is looking for true love, yet never seems to find it...

    Great song.

    ~Mitsuko
    Mitsukoon May 31, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentReally depressing. Their best and the best rock balld ever. He is talking to a lady he has not yet meet. A piece of art.
    johnpanon April 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentactually the best rock ballad I've ever heard. a perfect composition - perfect instrumentation - coverdale at his best
    tvmanon August 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI personally think this is their best song. It's the greatest ballad by all means; it's wonderful.
    Mr. No Nameon January 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo sad, it's so sad and depressing, really good song.
    PuNkRuLeZ69on July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentExcellent song from an inconsistent album; "Lady Double Dealer", "High Ball Shooter" and the title track being the only other standouts on Stormbringer. Conclusive proof that David Coverdale is an amzing singer.
    Dreamer Deceiveron December 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe name of the singer isn't Ian Gillian???
    dylanrockson February 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlovely lyrics but they're terribly depressing. why much all the good songs be so sad??

    david coverdale is a good singer but ian gillian is definitely better.
    Ereinionon March 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song. Reminds me of Stairway to Heaven.
    minihatson February 07, 2006   Link

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