Hrm... Don't know the song, but Alan, have you ever come across the other song called "Suffer the Children"? I don't know the music for it, though a friend has ordered the tape from Firebird Music. It's from Mercedes Lackey's Vows and Honor duology, and the words are absolutely beautiful:
"Suffer, they suffer, the children
When I see them, gods, how my heart breaks!
It is ever and always the children
Who will pay for their parents' mistakes."
The song is supposedly sung by a mercenary woman who cannot have children of her own, but would love to adopt some younglings... and it's about how much it hurts her seeing the orphans when the parents go off to war.