Sting - Children's Crusade Lyrics

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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


  • Credits
    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
    popularity : 75 users have visited this page.
    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
    Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 075021375017
    script: Latin