The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55265 Message #1548144
Posted By: GUEST
23-Aug-05 - 08:28 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
I'm questioning the off-handedness of his treatment of the other victims of the bombing.
And the latent accusations of cowardice he levels at them
I don't hear this in the lyric.As I say above I hear a song where the only cowards are the one who threw the bomb and the crowd who jeered. The victims do their best no matter what side of the divide you wish to see them on.
In the end it's a song of hope that the actions of the parents/husbands and of the soldier perpetuate the good in humanity against the murderous, often religion based lunacy of the few.
That's what I hear.