Who Sang I Fought in a War? Belle and Sebastian

Belle and Sebastian Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2000-6-5
length: 4:08
Lyrics
I fought in a war and I left my friends behind me
To go looking for the enemy, and it wasn't very long
Before I would stand with another boy in front of me
And a corpse that just fell into me, with the bullets flying round

And I reminded myself of the words you said when we were getting on
And I bet you're making shells back home for a steady boy to wear
Round his neck, well it won't hurt to think of you as if you're waiting for
This letter to arrive because I'll be here quite a while

I fought in a war and I left my friends behind me
To go looking for the enemy, and it wasn't very long
Before I found out that the sickness there ahead of me
Went beyond the bedsit infamy of the decade gone before

And I reminded myself of the words you said when we were getting on
And I bet you're making shells back home for a steady man to wear
Round his neck, well it won't hurt to think of you as if you're waiting for
This letter to arrive because I'll be here quite a while

I fought in a war, and I didn't know where it would end
It stretched before me infinitely, I couldn't really think
Of the day beyond now, keep your head down pal
There's trouble plenty in this hour, this day
I can see hope I can see light

And I reminded myself of the looks you gave when we were getting on
And I bet you're making shells back home for a steady man to wear
Round his neck, well it won't hurt to think of you as if you're waiting for
This letter to arrive because I'll be here quite a while

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I Fought in a War
  • 2 The Model
  • 3 Beyond the Sunrise
  • 4 Waiting for the Moon to Rise
  • 5 Don't Leave the Light On Baby
  • 6 The Wrong Girl
  • 7 The Chalet Lines
  • 8 Nice Day for a Sulk
  • 9 Women's Realm
  • 10 Family Tree
  • 11 There's Too Much Love

  • Release information
    label: Jeepster Recordings
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5027731785100
    script: Latin