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One Tin Soldier The Legend of Billy Jack
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 judgement 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.
Came an answer from the kingdom, "With our brothers we will share All the secrets of our mountain, All the riches buried there."
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.
-- friend (email@example.com), September 28, 1999
One More.... MY LITTLE TOWN Paul Simon
In My Little Town, I grew up believing God keeps His eye on us all. And he used to lean upon me as I pledged allegiance to the Wall. Lord, I recall, in My Little Town, Comin' home after school, flyin' my bike past the gates of the factories, My mom doin' the laundry, hangin' out shirts in the dirty breeze. And after it rains there's a rainbow and all of the colors are black. It's not that the colors aren't there, it's just imagination they lack. Everything's the same back in My Little Town, My Little Town, My Little Town.
Nothin' but the dead and dyin' back in My Little Town. Nothin' but the dead and dyin' back in My Little Town.
In My Little Town, I never meant nothin', I was just my father's son. Mmm. Savin' my money, dreamin' of glory, Twitchin' like a finger on the trigger of a gun.
Leavin' nothin' but the dead and dying back in My Little Town. Nothin' but the dead and dyin' back in My Little Town. Nothin' but the dead and dyin' back in My Little Town. Nothin' but the dead and dyin' back in My Little Town. Nothin' but the dead and dyin' back in My Little Town.
-- Friend (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 28, 1999.
I always loved the song "One Tin Soldier." To listen to the entire song, click here and scroll down. Click on the D to the left of the song title.
-- Gayla (email@example.com), September 28, 1999.
Sting's latest project, Brand New Day, is being released today (09/28/1999). Near as I can tell, the chorus for the title track runs:
Turn the clock to zero, honey/We'll sell all the stocks and spend all the money/We're startin' out a Brand New Day...
Turn the clock to zero, boss/If the river's too wide, we'll swim across/Startin' out a Brand New Day...
Amazon.com calls Mr. Sumner an "informed artist." Certainly sounds like it to me.
-- Mac (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 28, 1999.