Children's Crusade Lyrics

Sting


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Gordon Sumner
album: Track 4 in album The Dream of the Blue Turtles
release date: 1985-6-1
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genres: Jazz Rock Reggae Funk / Soul
styles: Jazz-Rock/Pop Rock/Jazzdance/Smooth Jazz
length: 5:02
producer: Sting and Pete Smith
drums: Omar Hakim
vocal: Sting
engineer: Jim Scott and Pete Smith
bass: Darryl Jones
background vocals: Dolette McDonald and Janice Pendarvis
guitar: Sting
keyboard: Kenny Kirkland
saxophone: Branford Marsalis
additional synclavier: Danny Quatrochi
composer: Sting
lyricist: Sting

Cover Art

Sting The Dream of the Blue Turtles cover art
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Young men, soldiers, nineteen fourteen
Marching through countries they'd never seen
Virgins with rifles, a game of charades
All for a children's crusade
Pawns in the game are not victims of chance
Strewn on the fields of Belgium and France
Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade
All of those young lives betrayed
The children of England would never be slaves
They're trapped on the wire and dying in waves
The flower of England face down in the mud
And stained in the blood of a whole generation
Corpulent generals safe behind lines
History's lessons drowned in red wine
Poppies for young men, death's bitter trade
All of those young lives betrayed
All for a children's crusade
The children of England would never be slaves
They're trapped on the wire and dying in waves
The flower of England face down in the mud
And stained in the blood of a whole generation
Midnight in Soho nineteen eighty four
Fixing in doorways, opium slaves
Poppies for young men, such bitter trade
All of those young lives betrayed
All for a children's crusade


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 If You Love Somebody Set Them Free
  • 2 Love Is the Seventh Wave
  • 3 Russians
  • 4 Children's Crusade
  • 5 Shadows in the Rain
  • 6 We Work the Black Seam
  • 7 Consider Me Gone
  • 8 The Dream of the Blue Turtles
  • 9 Moon Over Bourbon Street
  • 10 Fortress Around Your Heart