"Soldiers" as written by Benny Goran Bror Andersson and Bjoern K. Ulvaeus....
Do I hear what I think I'm hearing
Do I see the signs I think I see
Or is this just a fantasy
Is it true that the beast is waking
Stirring in his restless sleep tonight
In the pale moonlight

In the grip of this cold December
You and I have reason to remember

Soldiers write the songs that soldiers sing
The songs that you and I don't sing
They blow their horns and march along
They drum their drums and look so strong
You'd think that nothing in the world was wrong
Soldiers write the songs that soldiers sing
The songs that you and I won't sing
Let's not look the other way
Taking a chance
Cause if the bugler starts to play
We too must dance

What's that sound, what's that dreadful rumble
Won't somebody tell me what I hear
In the distance, but drawing near
Is it only a storm approaching
All that thunder and the blinding light
In the winter night

In the grip of this cold December
You and I have reason to remember

Soldiers write the songs that soldiers sing
The songs that you and I don't sing
They blow their horns and march along
They drum their drums and look so strong
You'd think that nothing in the world was wrong
Soldiers write the songs that soldiers sing
The songs that you and I won't sing
Let's not look the other way
Taking a chance
Cause if the bugler starts to play
We too must dance

Soldiers write the songs that soldiers sing
The songs that you and I won't sing
Let's not look the other way
Taking a chance
Cause if the bugler starts to play
We too must dance


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"Soldiers" as written by Bjoern K. Ulvaeus Benny Goran Bror Andersson

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    General CommentThis song is practically amazing. There's so many amazing songs in The Visitors, that's why that album is my favorite :)

    I think Agnetha commented this song is about fear...
    AutumnLeaves34on December 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was about war, from the point of view of those who don't fight - they're frightened by the violence, but recognize they're part of the events going on around them, they have their part to play (whatever they think it to be).
    ShinyAeonon January 16, 2011   Link

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