One Tin Soldier

Listin’ children to a story that was written long ago
‘bout a kingdom on a mountain and the valley far 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

*Chorus: So 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 judgement day
For 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 killed
Came an answer from the mountain, with our brothers we will share
All the secrets of our mountain, all the treasures buried there
So the valley cried in anger, mount your horses draw your swords
And they killed the mountain people so they won their just reward
Now they stood beside the treasure, on the mountain dark and red
Turned the stone and looked beneath peace on earth was all it said