Mudcat Café message #1562415 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55265   Message #1562415
Posted By: GUEST,Tír Eoghain
12-Sep-05 - 09:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
Humanity of a soldier?

British one I take it?
Like the one who knew I played a violin, but busted my metacarpals anyway?

Sort of introduced me to worthless lifeforms in general, that did...

Anyway this was Pete's question, Tiocfaidh.

I'm interested in finding out why so much poetic and dramatic license was used in such a 'humanitarian' song, and I'm wondering how aware Harvey was of it's potential at the time.