Listen, children, to a story
That was written long ago
'Bout a kingdom on a mountain
And the valley-folk below

On the mountain was a treasure
Buried deep beneath the stone
And the valley-people swore
They'd have it for their very own

Go ahead and hate your neighbor
Go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of heaven
You can justify it in the end
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgment day
On the bloody morning after
One tin soldier rides away

So the people of the valley
Sent a message up the hill
Asking for the buried treasure
Tons of gold for which they'd kill

It came an answer from the mountain
With our brothers we will share
All the secrets of our mountain
All the riches buried there

Go ahead and hate your neighbor
Go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of heaven
You can justify it in the end
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgment day
On the bloody morning after
One tin soldier rides away

Now the valley cried with anger
"Mount your horses! Draw your sword!"
And they killed the mountain-people
So they won their just reward

Now they stood beside the treasure
On the mountain, dark and red
Turned the stone and looked beneath it
"Peace on Earth" was all it said

Go ahead and hate your neighbor
Go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of heaven
You can justify it in the end
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgment day
On the bloody morning after
One tin soldier rides away

Go ahead and hate your neighbor
Go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of heaven
You can justify it in the end
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgment day
On the bloody morning after
One tin soldier rides away


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One Tin Soldier Lyrics as written by Brian Potter Dennis Earle Lambert

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    General CommentWhat a satanic song.

    I'm not kidding. Look at these words:

    Go ahead and hate your neighbor.
    Go ahead and cheat your friend.
    Do it in the name of Heaven,
    you can justify it in the end.
    There won't be any trumpets blowing
    come the Judgement Day
    On the bloody mountain after
    one tin soldier rides away.

    Excuse me, Judgement Day is the FINAL JUDGEMENT by Jehovah God of every soul; only the ones who believe on Jesus will be justified, while the sinners who do not know Jesus Christ will be judged "...every man according to their works..." and "...whosoever's name is not written in the Book of Life will be cast into the Lake of Fire."

    I'll say the chorus is street-talk blasphemy. Enough said.
    NoiseIsNotMusic99on April 04, 2012   Link

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