The soldiers and Nixon coming,
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio

Gotta get downto it
Soldiers are cutting us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her
And found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?

Gotta get down to it
Soldiers are cutting us down
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her
And found her dead on the ground
How can you run when you know?

Tin soldiers and Nixon coming
We're finally on our own.
This summer I haear the drumming,
Four dead in Ohio.


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    General CommentA protest song of Kent State back in the early 1970s.
    Axelroonion May 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn addition to the protest it's about the four students who were killed when the national guard opened fire on unarmed students demonstrating against Vietnam!
    anomalous21on June 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti don't think it's protesting kent state...it's protesting nixon's use of the national guard against students at kent state...an action that resulted in the deaths of four students
    ZinbobDanon May 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentGreat lyrics, good tune
    MGDon June 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is about the events of May 4, 1970, when the US National Guard shot 4 unarmed students at Kent State University in Ohio. Neil Young wrote this shortly after seeing a news report on the tragedy. It was released 10 days after the shootings.
    JeffKaos71on November 24, 2004   Link
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    JeffKaos71on November 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics say it all. It is what you read.
    jim68nyon July 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics say it all. It is what you read.
    jim68nyon July 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe "drumming" is war drums. The government is now making war on students.
    jim68nyon July 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentShould be "tin soldiers"
    bazmegon December 04, 2005   Link

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