lonely soldier lyrics – gregory isaacs

i’m a lonely soldier, many miles from home
with a heart that’s heavy, and with a will that’s strong
behind, i left a woman, so, so dear to me
now i’m off to fight a war that they say would make me free

i’m a lonely soldier, i’m a lonely soldier
i’m a lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely soldier (yes, i am)
so won’t somebody have mercy on me

nice little son call junior, smiling but with sympathy
all confused he asked a question, he said, “daddy, why must this war be?”

i tried so very hard, yes i did, so very hard i tried to explain. yeah!
but it seems that all i ever been trying, lord, it all seems to be in vain
you know lord, i’m tired of hearing people crying
lord, i’m tired of seeing people dying
but i promise i wait very patiently
for that sweet voice of liberty
an non. yeah!

i’m tired of seeing people dying…

/ gregory isaacs lyrics