One Tin Soldier: A message to learn

Cross posted from Little Purple Fooshballs

A lesson to be learned, from a blast from the past. Thank you Delores Taylor and Tom Laughlin. Long live Billy Jack! Speak up and use your voice, for we are now under attack from within. Impeachment should not be off the table. It is our duty to call those that would ruin our country out on the carpet. NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW! So what say you people, shall you get your Billy Jack on?

Now is the time to make a change in this nation. Don’t sit and think your voice has no meaning. Step up and be the change you want. Show them that “We the People” still exists and we shall not go away. Be that “One Tin soldier!” You are the future of America. I did not serve in the Marines and have many generations of my family serve, to have some zealots rob us of what many have died for. Rise up and reclaim your nation!

One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack)
by Lambert-Potter, sung by Coven

Listen, children, to a story
That was written long ago,
‘Bout a kingdom on a mountain
And the valley-folk below.

On the mountain was a treasure
Buried deep beneath the stone,
And the valley-people swore
They’d have it for their very own.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won’t be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after….
One tin soldier rides away.

So the people of the valley
Sent a message up the hill,
Asking for the buried treasure,
Tons of gold for which they’d kill.

Came an answer from the kingdom,
“With our brothers we will share
All the secrets of our mountain,
All the riches buried there.”

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won’t be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after….
One tin soldier rides away.

Now the valley cried with anger,
“Mount your horses! Draw your sword!”
And they killed the mountain-people,
So they won their just reward.

Now they stood beside the treasure,
On the mountain, dark and red.
Turned the stone and looked beneath it…
“Peace on Earth” was all it said.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won’t be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after….
One tin soldier rides away.

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won’t be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after….
One tin soldier rides away.

Be sure to visit Tom and Delores. As the song says:

Go ahead and hate your neighbor,
Go ahead and cheat a friend.
Do it in the name of Heaven,
You can justify it in the end.
There won’t be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgement day,
On the bloody morning after….
One tin soldier rides away.

Hat tip to Pursey for the idea.

UPDATE: Here is the song for anyone that never heard it, and for those that know it well.

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2 Responses to One Tin Soldier: A message to learn

  1. elmercreek says:

    Always loved that song!

    Stop the killing!
    Impeach Bush!

  2. Buzz says:

    What a great post. Please take the time to click on the You Tube vidio. I had never heard this song before. As a Vietnam veteran it brought back many bitter, sad memories. 58,000 names are recorded on a wall. For what? We never seem to learn from our mistakes.
    The message of this song reminds me of the soleful words of “The Answer Is Blowing In The Wind” by Peter, Paul and Mary.
    It also brings to mind the eternal wish for peace expressed in John Lennon’s “Imagine”.
    He hoped for the day when, “all the world could live as one.” I, like him, continue to carry hope in my heart. (despite King George) “You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”