Stand against the sky
Force reasons to die
Till boots come untied
You'll try to believe his lie
Built beyond the archetype
Trick yourself into the fight
The soot and gun hide the night
Convince yourself that it's right
Master warhead puppetry
Undeserving idolatry
Inner circle loyalty
Make them flee their own country

Boy of the surge
Compliance won't make you a man
Now you've deciphered
The secret written in the sand

Now you understand
What rests in your hands
Clear and hold the land
By killing another man
Whose safety do you fight for?
Admit that you can't ignore
You don't trust those keeping score
Write letters to reassure
Gunshot rationality
Just a casual casualty
Just part of the strategy
But you're not setting them free

Sing of fires Sing of will
Sing to justify to kill


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"Toy Soldier" song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song is something about the horror of war. The verse Clear and hold the land
    "By killing another man
    Whose safety do you fight for?
    Admit that you can't ignore
    You don't trust those keeping score
    Write letters to reassure"
    questions the motives behind fighting a war but they "write letters" to make the people at home (friends, family, etc.) think it's all ok when really the soldiers may not be entirely sure "Whose safety [they] fight for"
    Also, the repeated lines "Sing of fires Sing of will/Sing to justify to kill" could be about war songs that are designed to glorify war, but really are only designed to "...justify to kill"
    There are a lot of lines in her that I think show this. The title of the song may be making a statement about how all these conflicts don't even really matter because all who fight are nothing more than "Toy Soldiers".
    I can't believe no one's commented on this one yet...
    Anyway, that's my interpretation. Anyone else got an idea?
    metalspikes82on December 24, 2009   Link

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