"Soldier" as written by Timothy J Palmer and John Rzeznik....
When you came back I knew you'd have a story.
You need someone to ease the pain of living life.
You're like a soldier in the fray, seeking shelter
From all the madness that you've seen raining down now.

I know things change, your world has slipped away.
I know things change, but you're living like a soldier
Who's caught in the fray.
Don't lose your faith,
It's not so cold,
It's not too late.

When you were naive you were so invincible,
And you laughed at anyone and anything that ever got in your way.
But now the mirror shows the change and you don't see that
You're sinking back into the crowd, an echo fading.

I know things change, your world has slipped away.
I know things change, but you're living like a soldier
Who's caught in the fray.
Don't lose your faith,
It's not so cold,
It's not too late

And I never thought I'd see
You living on your knees,
A slave to some disease
That holds you captive.

And you can look inside of me
But the answers that you seek
And everything you need
Is all inside you.

I know things change, your world has slipped away.
I know things change, but you're living like a soldier
Who's caught in the fray.
Don't lose your faith, 'cause it's not so cold, it's not too late.


Lyrics submitted by Bskiffington

"Soldier" as written by Tim Palmer John Rzeznik

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    My InterpretationPretty straight forward, seeing a friend for the first time whose life has turned into an uphill battle, telling him/her to keep fighting.

    Very chilling chorus one of their best songs in a long time.

    slip-frawgon September 12, 2010   Link
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    General Comment*first time in a long time
    slip-frawgon September 12, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionWhen Johnny was 15 his father died from alcoholism. I'm sure that has alot to do with the meaning behind this song.
    tunes345on January 10, 2011   Link

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