He's a Catholic, a Hindu, And he's fighting for Canada, And he's fighting for democracy, But without him how could Hitler He's the UNIVERSAL SOLDIER
He fights with missiles and with spears,
He's all of thirty-one and he's only seventeen,
He's been a soldier for a thousand years.
An atheist, a Jain,
A Buddhist and a Baptist,
And a Jew,
And he knows he shouldn't kill
And he knows he always will,
Kill you for me, my friend,
And me for you.
He's fighting for France,
He's fighting for the U.S.A.,
And he's fighting for the Russians,
And he's fighting for Japan,
And he thinks we'll put an end to war that way.
And he's fighting for the Reds,
He says it's for the peace of all,
He's the one who must decide
Who's to live and who's to die,
And he never sees the writing on the wall.
Have condemned him at Dachau,
Without him Caesar would have stood alone,
He's the one who gives his body
As a weapon of the war,
And without him all this killing can't go on.
And he really is to blame,
His orders come from far away no more,
They come from him and you and me,
And bothers, can't you see
This is not the way we put an end to war.
He's a Catholic, a Hindu,
And he's fighting for Canada,
And he's fighting for democracy,
But without him how could Hitler
He's the UNIVERSAL SOLDIER
BECAUSE ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS
(THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD AROUND)
From the Passion Chorale tune of J.S.Bach.
BECAUSE ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS wherever men may be,
The world shall be one union forever proud and free.
No tyrant shall defeat us, No nation strike us down,
All men who toil shall greet us, The whole wide world around.
My brothers are all others, Forever hand in hand,
Where chimes the bell of Freedom, There is my native land.
My brothers' fears are my fears, Yellow, White or Brown,
My brothers' tears are my tears, The whole wide world around.
Let every voice be thunder, Let every heart be strong,
Until all tyrants perish, Our work will not be done.
Let every pain be token, The lost years shall be found,
Let slavery's chains be broken, The whole wide world around.