Children's Crusade Lyrics

Sting


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

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

  • 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