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Einsamer Soldat{^}-{Alix1}-{^}

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German: Einsamer Soldat
English: Lone Soldier
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The Lone Soldier

They marched on a fateful day,
Many a song on their lips,
The weather cloudy grey,
On the day of the Apocalypse,

Charging through the town,
In tune to deafening blasts,
All green turned to brown,
As careless bullets flew past.

His comrades heartily cheered,
Revelling in their victorious feat,
Looked at the dead and leered,
Showing blood stained teeth.

He felt a shudder,
It was worse than he'd feared,
A griefstruck mother,
Her child in her hand, speared.

His rifle in hand,
An option to kill or pity,
He couldn't take a stand,
A diplomatic adversity.

Through the open doors he went,
Saw the child hiding under the bed,
And in the spur of the moment,
He shot him in the head.

Rooted to the spot he stood,
His face aghast and grim,
He then ran as fast as he could.
Not knowing what came over him.

From afar he looked back,
At the bullet ridden wall,
The burning haystack,
At the city's great fall.

He silently wept,
Amidst cheers and guns in the air,
For he was a lone soldier,
In the wake of warfare.

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This song has nothing to do with the poem.
I just found the poem on the internetz.
Please review and vote.
If you review my work I will review yours in return.
Thanks,

--Alix1

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Hmm

I'm seeing a very obvious occurrence with your songs so far. They are all very repetitive. I don't know if it's because your trying to make them too long or what it is. You may say that the poem has nothing to do with the song, but it's really not a bad mix. I think even just reading the poem in a sad voice while the music is playing might be a pretty decent mix. Maybe you should try playing around with vocals with this song and it may not be so noticeable with how repetitive it is. Also, the sound that happened right at the end of the song made me cring. :(

Overall - I wouldn't mind seeing how this would turn out with some simple vocals.

~ Review Request Club ~

alix1 responds:

That is a good idea but i sing just as well as a whale just huffed some helium ( Just not as high pitched) Thanks for the review!

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Score
4.23 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jan 30, 2009
9:47 PM EST
Genre
Classical
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5.1 MB
4 min 26 sec

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