Soldier

(I. Hanson / T. Hanson / Z.Hanson)

Lead Singer: Isaac



Not so long ago in a toy room not so far away
Lived a boy, who had so many toys
And he didn't know what to do with them all, with them all, with them all
Well his favorite of all the toys were the tin soldiers, the tin soldiers
And the one that he loved the most, Was the one with the missing leg
At night the toys would come alive, or that's how the story's told
And there they met the soldier with the missing leg
And the Ballerina with the heart of gold
At night they would share each others dreams
Under the stars shining bright, but they were to shy to speak of love
To speak of love
One day the boy sat him on the window sill
To watch for the enemy coming over the hill
But when the wind it blew, it knocked him into the street
The boys from the town they said

Won't you look at the one legged soldier
Let's stick him in a boat and send him far away
Cause you can't find a use for a soldier with a missing leg
And he was, lonely so lonely, for a friend
And he was lonely so lonely, for a friend
He was so lonely

As he floated past the river rat
On his homemade boat
Well the boat began to sink
And it sank to the bottom of the river
It got swallowed by a fish
Caught by a fisherman
Sold to the family of the boy who had the toys

And the cook said look at the one legged soldier
It looks just like the one, we lost the other day
Could this be the boys tin soldier, with the missing leg?
But he was lonely so lonely, for a friend
And he was lonely so lonely for a friend
He was so lonely, yeah, oh yeah. . . so lonely, oh yeah,

As he sat on the mantel place to dry from the river
The ballerina who held his heart sat at his side
And when they got up to dance with each other
She fell by the fire blazing bright
When he jumped to save her from the flames
The bases began to melt into one and the same
Now they share each others destiny
Together forever, they will be

And they are no longer lonely, for a friend
And they are no longer lonely for a friend

Not so long ago, in a toy room not so far away
Lived a boy who had so many toys
And he played with them all
With them all with them all
Well he had a ballerina, and one legged soldier
Stuck together at the base, and they share each others destiny
As they sit on top of the mantle place

It's the story of the one legged soldier
The story of the one legged soldier
The story of the tin soldier with the missing leg




Soldier has been performed live 28 times and was first performed live Jun 09 1998