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Thread #55265 Message #1549096
Posted By: GUEST,Tír Chonaill
24-Aug-05 - 10:38 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Soldier (Harvey Andrews)
Look Guest, your thoughts are all very interesting (that is if you're the same one who is posting all the time...), but we're getting nowhere here, unless your words are endorsed by Harvey himself.
In case you think I'm taking the piss; I'm not.
That song fuelled many's a squaddie before he went out on foot patrol in the North of Ireland in the early '80's (which, as I say, was the first time I came across the song).
There are many inaccuracies in the song, which (whether you like it or not) causes a certain slant to the message that he obviously is trying to make.
This being so, it really behooves "...the songwriter to be sure of what he's saying and how he says it."
How sure was Harvey..., do you think?