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GUEST,Joerg Lyric Corr: Universal Soldier (10) RE: Lyric Corr: Universal Soldier 04 Oct 00


This reminds me of a discussion I had about 20 years ago (I am aware that you can now figure out that I'm over 20 - more and more I'm giving myself away...) which became ever more impassionate as it went on (I was younger then and still subject to passion ;-).

What about the last verse? Is it

... and he really is to blame.
His orders came from far away no more.
They came from here and there, (comma) and you and me
ain't brothers. (period) Can't you see, (comma)
This is not the way we put an end to war.

Or is it

... and he really is to blame.
His orders came from far away no more.
They came from here and there and you and me, (comma)
And brothers, (comma) can't you see, (comma)
This is not the way we put an end to war.

The first version is how the lyrics of this song were first published (i.e. made known to some really large audience who never listened to the song) in Germany. You see the difference: In the first version the soldier is to blame for "you and me" not being brothers, in the second version "you and me" are to blame for also giving him his orders. That's some difference that seems a little big to me.

I supported the second version. Who was right?

Joerg


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