Paralyze the chains
Soft the shelled remains
Stun the strike brigade
They are played
Out with cheek and hair
Take the right to bare
Teeth to bite them down
In the ground

My kind of soldier
You can ride on my shoulders
When you've won
Fight for the moment of control
When it opens then its gone

Introduce your pride
To the other side
Vaporize the trial
With denial

My kind of soldier
You can ride on my shoulders
When you've won
Fight for the moment of control
When it opens then its gone


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    General Commentit seems that from the chorus alone, Bob is singing perhpaps to his son (assuming he has one)
    pumkinhedon February 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHe does have a son (teenage, i believe), and I think it is plausible that he is singing to him.
    lepidoptera3on March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHe does have a son (teenage, i believe), and I think it is plausible that he is singing to him.
    lepidoptera3on March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBy "soft the shelled remains," I think he's trying to dampen the blow caused by war violence or take its power away. Like... take the value away from something that is negative, or soften the shell (check the double meaning, shell as in rough exterior, shell as in shotgun shell).

    "Out with cheek and hair" may deal with an end to the "cheek for a cheek" concept most often used to spearhead violence or military activity.
    deapokidon January 25, 2009   Link

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