Like Soldiers Do Song Lyrics

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg Brewing Up With Billy Bragg cover art
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Blues eyes fighting the grey eyes fighting the tears
Armed to the teeth for a war of words
Reaching all the years
I advanced across a poppy field
I saw the gleam as you raised your shield
And love screamed down
With the sun behind its back

Our Fathers were all soldiers,
Shall we be soldiers too
Fighting and falling like soldiers do

Nothing is clear in this tactical unclear war
I can't be bothered to find out
What we are fighting for

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 It Says Here
  • 2 Love Gets Dangerous
  • 3 The Myth of Trust
  • 4 From a Vauxhall Velox
  • 5 The Saturday Boy
  • 6 Island of No Return
  • 7 St Swithin's Day
  • 8 Like Soldiers Do
  • 9 This Guitar Says Sorry
  • 10 Strange Things Happen
  • 11 A Lover Sings


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billy Bragg
    album: Track 8 in album Brewing Up With Billy Bragg
    release date: 1984-11
    popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Folk Rock
    length: 2:40
    producer: Ted de Bono
    engineer: Kenny Jones
    lyricist: Billy Bragg
    composer: Billy Bragg

    Album Information

    label: Go! Discs
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin