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New Age Soldier

(unreleased song, 1987)

Lyrics by Tori Amos

Verse 1:

So much pain
All around me
Wars are waged
Everyday
In your home or
In your city
They're battlefields
All the same
Let me drink of some
Sweet Salvation
Hearts will burn
Before they change

Chorus:

Ooh, I'm a new age soldier
Where the weapon is to understand
Ooh I'm a new age solider
Time to put away your guns
Oh yeah, new age soldier
Time to heal this land

Verse 2:

Meadow Land
Seems so peaceful
Yet you walk
With weary eyes
You'll never see
See the beauty
Until you cease
This was inside
Let me drink of some
Sweet Salvation

Chorus:

Ooh, I'm a new age soldier
Where the weapon is to understand
Ooh, I'm a new age solider
Time to put away your guns
Time to heal this land
Oh yeah, new age soldier
Oh yeah, new age soldier
Time to heal this land

Verse 3:

Powered men
So corrupted
Gain our trust
Lose their way
On a course
Like a missile
Will we wake up
A day too late
Let me drink of some
Sweet Salvation
Share a cup with Saint Germaine

Chorus:

Ooh, I'm a new age soldier
Where the weapon is to understand
Ooh, I'm a new age solider
Time to put away your guns
Time to heal this land
Oh yeah, new age soldier
Time to heal this land

Verse 4:

Rape the earth
To make your sword
Soon your sword
Becomes your bridge
Virgin blood
Stains your hands
As you take
Your brother's life
Let me drink of some
Sweet Salvation
Hearts will burn
Before they change


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