Like Soldiers Do Lyrics

Billy Bragg


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
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genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock
length: 2:40
producer: Ted de Bono
engineer: Kenny Jones
lyricist: Billy Bragg
composer: Billy Bragg

Cover Art

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
No one can win this war of the senses
I see no reason to drop my defenses
So stand fast my emotions,
Rally round my shaking heart

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

Blue eyes fighting the gray 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
I knew once again I was under attack
So stand fast my emotions,
Rally round my shaking heart

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


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