"We All Stand" as written by and Stephen Paul David/hook Morris....
Three miles to go
Three miles to go
At the end of the road
There's a soldier waiting for me

I've got three miles to go
Three miles to go
At the end of the road
There's a soldier waiting for me

At the end of the road
At the end of the road
At the end of the road

Life goes on and on in this real life fantasy
Forever to be still
Breath held tight inside of me
Life goes on and on in this real life fantasy
Forever to be still
Breath held tight inside of me
Life goes on and on

It's a red sky tonight
It's a red sky tonight
At the end of the road
Where all futures go
At the end of the road
There's a soldier waiting for me
He's got three miles to go
Three miles to go
At the end of the road
At the end of the road
There's blood on shore

Life goes on and on in this real life fantasy
Forever to be still
Breath held tight inside of me
Life goes on and on in this real life fantasy
Forever to be still
Breath held tight inside of me


Lyrics submitted by numb

"We All Stand" as written by Peter Hook Stephen Paul David Morris

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

We All Stand song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentwith a line like "Life goes on and on in this real life fantasy" how can you people not love this song
    IBOPAon May 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI don't know if New Order intended some figurative meaning by the soldier but maybe this song is very literal. The first person is a soldier in the back of a troop carrier with 3 miles to go to the front line. At the front line is an unknown enemy soldier with, in a sense, the same 3 miles to go before confrontation and one will shoot the other.

    Perhaps it's a comment about war, about sending soldiers out from both sides to meet at some pre-ordained place to try to shoot each other.
    Forrykookon February 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always interpreted this one as being about a man walking out to face a firing squad. "We all stand" are the men all standing in a line where a "soldier is waiting for me" to shoot them.
    MisterMarcuson October 25, 2015   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain