"Soldiers" as written by and James / Taylor....

And when soldiers came
Them say them come to make us tame
And from that day until now on
We were jeered and laughed to scorn

Things used to be ire (before the soldiers came)
Things used to be nice, so nice now
Things used to be ire
Things used to be nice, so nice

Our country them did enter, yeah
Troops trodding left right and center
One moment at peace with Nature
Now victims of a massacre
We got our spears
We got our shields
But their guns were greater
Prepare for a slaughter

Give I back I witch doctor
Give I back I Black Ruler
Me no want no dictator
Me no want no tyrant on yah


Way down in Africa
Where the backra still rules day after day
The Black Man is suffering now far more
Than when he was a slave
Is there a need for war?
Peace my bredren, here them bawl
Bodies in mutilated condition
Faces scarred beyond recognition
Is this what civilization means to me?
Then without it I prefer to be

Give I back I witch doctor
Give I back I Black Ruler
Me no want no dictator
Me no want no tyrant on yah


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"Soldiers" as written by Rob Downes David Taylor

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    Song MeaningThis is a song that is a history lesson. Out lining the systematic abuse and murder of free people in the name of euro civilisation. A complete and utter joke, a bloody brutal and extremely generational joke. One that went to achieve institutional acceptance, something that has de-humanized and separated people now on a deeper level for centuries.

    All to what end? Blood, sweat and tears! A doomed journey that ms.kind could have done without. A template for the totally domination of one group by another.
    The entrenched sense of separation and self righteousness
    that plagues the heart and mind of the oppressor.
    The song highlights this injustice, the cry for freedom and self determination flows and ebbs as Africa always has and the cries of humble people everywhere for equal rights and justice always will echo loudly until that basic need has been met. Undeterred and forever proud.

    *copied from another lyric site.
    clcarter87on June 22, 2013   Link

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