Well
I don't wanna be a soldier mama
I don't wanna die

Well
I don't wanna be a sailor mama
I don't wanna fly

Well
I don't wanna be a faliure mama
I don't wanna cry

Well
I don't wanna be a soldier mama
I don't wanna die

Oh no
Oh no
Oh no
Oh no
Oh no

Well
I don't wanna be a rich man mama
I don't wanna cry

Well
I don't wanna be a poor man mama
I don't wanna fly

Well
I don't wanna be a lawyer mama
I don't wanna lie

Well
I don't wanna be a soldier mama
I don' wanna die

Oh no (12x)

Well
I don't wanna be a beggar mama
I don't wanna die

Well
I don't wanna be a theif now mama
I don't wanna fly

Well
I don't wanna be a church man mama
I don't wanna cry

Well
I don't wanna be a soldier mama
I don't wanna die

Oh no (11x)


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    General CommentWhat the hell is this?
    Phiedbakkon April 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is a John Lennon cover. Thats what the hell this is. and a great cover at that. good work layne. rest in peace, and sing to the angels
    TransparentSunChildon April 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhoa, I never heard that one... was it ever recorded that anyone knows of?
    Angry Saron June 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah...it was recorded, and they played it live. i believe at the Moore show, but i don't think it's included on the tape.
    TransparentSunChildon June 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDo you have the Moore show tape? Holy crap, I would die to get that.
    Angry Saron July 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI have this song. I don't know if Layne performed it with Mad Season or Alice In Chains but I got it from one of those "bootleg" Alice In Chains CDs. It's called Flowers Of Evil.
    leroyorelon February 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis track is on "Working Class Hero", a tribute album of John Lennon covers. Released over a decade ago.

    amazon.com/gp/product/B000000OE4/…
    Prepaidon August 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea..if anyone wants to hear the song id pick up that tribute album..i heard its got some great covers. Angry Sar..i have the Moore tape, its pretty good
    TransparentSunChildon April 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, it's very good cover in my opinion! One of the best covers, I think! Layne's voice is definitely unique!
    antitezaon July 01, 2011   Link

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