One Tin Soldier

Listen children to a story
That was written long ago
'Bout a kingdom on a mountain
And the valley folk below
On the mountain was a treasure
Buried deep beneath a stone
And the valley people swore they'd
Have it for their very own

Go ahead and hate your neighbor
Go ahead and cheat a friend
Do it in the name of heaven
You can justify it in the end
There won't be any trumpets blowing
Come the judgment day
On the bloody morning after
One tin soldier rides away

So the people of the valley
Sent a message up the hill
Asking for the buried treasure
Tons of gold for which they'd kill
Came an answer from the kingdom
With our brothers we will share
All the secrets of the mountain
All the riches buried there

Now the valley cried in anger
Mount your horses draw your sword
And they killed the mountain people
So they got their just reward
Now they stood beside the treasure
On the mountsin dark and red
Turned the stone and looked beneath it
Peace on earth was all it said
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