Whitesnake - Soldier of Fortune Lyrics

Whitesnake The Purple Album cover art
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I have often told you stories
About the way
I lived the life of a drifter
Waiting for the day
When I'd take your hand
And sing you songs
Then maybe you would say
Come lay with me love me
And I would surely stay

But I feel I'm growing older
And the songs that I have sung
Echo in the distance
Like the sound
Of a windmill goin' 'round
I guess I'll always be
A soldier of fortune

Many times I've been a traveler
I looked for something new
In days of old
When nights were cold
I wandered without you
But those days I thought my eyes
Had seen you standing near
Though blindness is confusing
It shows that you're not here

Now I feel I'm growing older
And the songs that I have sung
Echo in the distance
Like the sound
Of a windmill goin' 'round
I guess I'll always be
A soldier of fortune
Yes, I can hear the sound
Of a windmill goin' 'round
I guess I'll always be
A soldier of fortune
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Burn
  • 2 You Fool No One (interpolating “Itchy Fingers”)
  • 3 Love Child
  • 4 Sail Away (featuring “Elegy for Jon”)
  • 5 The Gypsy
  • 6 Lady Double Dealer
  • 7 Mistreated
  • 8 Holy Man
  • 9 Might Just Take Your Life
  • 10 You Keep On Moving
  • 11 Soldier of Fortune
  • 12 Lay Down Stay Down
  • 13 Stormbringer


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale
    album: Track 11 in album The Purple Album
    release date: 2015-5-15
    popularity : 100 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Hard Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 3:19
    composer: Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale
    lyricist: David Coverdale
    Album Information
    label: Frontiers Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 8024391068328
    script: Latin