"Lover/Soldier" as written by and Megan Alexanda Washington....
Yes, yes I know, yes I know that when you hear this you'll feel strange, I know
Still out of sight, but I've got this mouth that's full of dynamite, tonight, tonight
Lover, you're a soldier
You're a long, long way from home
A long way from your mother and you do it on your own
I don't belong to you and you don't belong to me
But, I don't think we need to
'cause it's just so easy

So, I survive
I just try to get through and stay alive
You do the same, do the same
I see you running through the rain

Lover, you're a soldier
You're a long, long way from home
A long way from your mother and you do it on your own
I don't belong to you and you don't belong to me
But, I don't think we need to
'cause it's just so easy

I got lucky when you said sorry
I couldn't stop now, if I knew how
And if it's true what they say about love and hard work, well alright
Because maybe people in love are all on the same side when they fight
Everyone's raging and railing and screaming for war
But you haven't got anything that I would fight you for, to fight you

Lover, you're a soldier
You're a long, long way from home
A long way from your mother and you do it on your own
I don't belong to you and you don't belong to me
But, I don't think we need to
'cause it's just so easy

Lover, you're a soldier
You're a long, long way from home
A long way from your mother and you do it on your own
We can take our chances because we knew it going in
There'd be lots of dancing but we'd never, ever play to win


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    General CommentBeautiful song. Obviously it's about a soldier at war who she loves, but I don't think they're officially 'together', hence 'I don't belong to you and you don't belong to me'. I think that it works for them though.
    GypsyUncleon December 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely a beautiful song! I actually think it's about a couple fighting, not a soldier who the singer loves being at war. "Lover, you're a soldier, you're a long long way from home." She's comparing her lover to a soldier because they are fighting, and that's what soldiers do, they fight. He's a long way from home because he's fighting with her, he's against her.

    "I got lucky when you said sorry
    I couldn't stop now, if I knew how
    And if it's true what they say about love and hard work, well alright
    Because maybe people in love are all on the same side when they fight"

    This part is saying that she got lucky and he apologized, because she couldn't stop loving him, even if she wanted to. "Love is hard work, and sometimes hard work hurts - Unknown". She's saying that if that's true, then it's fine, because maybe people are on the same side when they fight, the same side being love.
    blitzychanon June 13, 2016   Link

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