Mudcat Café message #1565414 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55265   Message #1565414
Posted By: GUEST
17-Sep-05 - 06:03 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
They always used to say that!

Do you know what else they used to say?

"They". There's the point of the song. There's no such thing as "they", only him/her.
We hear the same about Moslems, Jews, etc."They" makes it possible to hate in the abstract and kill in the reality.
No doubt "they" called the Irish "they" too.
Makes it a whole lot easier to keep the fire burning. Them and Us.
The song is about a man who was not a "they", if only for a moment.