"The Soldier" as written by and P J Harvey John Parish....
I imagine a dream
In which I'm a soldier
And I'm walking
On the faces
Of dead women
And everyone I've
Left behind me

It's the year when
The troops entered
The thirty-ninth
Thirty-ninth parallel

Send me home restless
Send me home damaged
And wanting

It's the year when
Some poet said
"We must live, or accept the
Consequences"
I want you to share
Every pinprick of guilt
That I have felt
That I have felt

Send me home restless
Send me home damaged
Send me home disposes
Send me home damaged
And wanting


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"The Soldier" as written by Polly Jean Harvey John Parish

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    General Commentthis is an awesome song it sounds so innocent but deranged one of my favorites of the album
    Athinuon April 07, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaning39th parallel = Korean war.
    Byzantium90on April 29, 2009   Link
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    General Comment'It's the year when some poet said:
    "We must love or accept the consequences"'

    --Anyone know the poet she's talking about? I googled the line, but alas, to no avail.
    missmeon June 02, 2009   Link

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