"Two Little Boys" as written by and Edward/morse Madden....
Two little boys had two little toys
Each had a wooden horse
Gaily they played each summer's day
Warriors both of course
One little chap then had a mishap
Broke off his horse's head
Wept for his toy then cried with joy
As his young playmate said

Did you think I would leave you crying
When there's room on my horse for two
Climb up here Jack and don't be crying
I can go just as fast with two
When we grow up we'll both be soldiers
And our horses will not be toys
And I wonder if we'll remember
When we were two little boys

Long years had passed, war came so fast
Bravely they marched away
Cannon roared loud, and in the mad crowd
Wounded and dying lay
Up goes a shout, a horse dashes out
Out from the ranks so blue
Gallops away to where Joe lay
Then came a voice he knew

Did you think I would leave you dying
When there's room on my horse for two
Climb up here Joe, we'll soon be flying
I can go just as fast with two
Did you say Joe I'm all a-tremble
Perhaps it's the battle's noise
But I think it's that I remember
When we were two little boys

Do you think I would leave you dying
There's room on my horse for two
Climb up here Joe, we'll soon by flying
Back to the ranks so blue
Can you feel Joe I'm all a tremble
Perhaps it's the battle's noise
But I think it's that I remember
When we were two little boys


Lyrics submitted by Foundation4life

"Two Little Boys" as written by Edward Madden Alan Braden

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Two Little Boys song meanings
Add your thoughts

7 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Comment2nd saddest song, actually. "Billy don't be a hero" by Paper Lace is technically 4% sadder than this when measured using Gilzean's equilibrium under laboratory conditions. Chinny.

    badgerboyon May 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA really sad and at the same time beautiful song. I can't believe no one had posted anything for this.
    Foundation4lifeon December 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPaedophilia. Beastality. Is there anything Rolf ISN'T into???
    jesusaurouson February 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm suprised that nobody has posted on this song too. It is very moving. For trivia sake, Jarvis Cocker won celebrity stars in their eyes with this song. It is also used in the film trainspotting.
    raisedbypuffinson April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is actually the saddest song in the world...

    I don't know why, it just is
    bayberry_moonon February 06, 2007   Link
  • -2
    General Commentit is soooooooooooooooooo sad and beautiful song
    cschm63on October 31, 2012   Link
  • -3
    General CommentGood version by Splodgeness Abounds from Urgh! A Music War movie
    captlafl69on October 21, 2010   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