Monday, October 09, 2006


Illustration Friday- Trouble

This was intended to accompany the song/ poem The Universal Soldier by Buff Sainte Marie. I don't attempt to make a statement beyond what is in the song, but my personal feelings are that I have the utmost respect for the men and women that WE send to fight. I however disagree with the pretexts or resons for sending them to fight in the first place.

He's five feet two and he's six feet four
He fights with missiles and with spears
He's all of 31 and he's only 17
He's been a soldier for a thousand years

He's a Catholic, a Hindu, an atheist, a Jain,
a Buddhist and a Baptist and a Jew
and he knows he shouldn't kill
and he knows he always will
kill you for me my friend and me for you

And he's fighting for Canada,
he's fighting for France,
he's fighting for the USA,
and he's fighting for the Russians
and he's fighting for Japan,
and he thinks we'll put an end to war this way

And he's fighting for Democracy
and fighting for the Reds
He says it's for the peace of all
He's the one who must decide
who's to live and who's to die
and he never sees the writing on the walls

But without him how would Hitler have
condemned him at Dachau
Without him Caesar would have stood alone
He's the one who gives his body
as a weapon to a war
and without him all this killing can't go on

He's the universal soldier and he
really is to blame
His orders come from far away no more
They come from him, and you, and me
and brothers can't you see
this is not the way we put an end to war.

7 Comments:

Blogger Issi said...

beautiful illo

5:19 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

This is awesome!! love the concept and great mix media!

7:47 PM  
Blogger Senta said...

This is really cool

10:45 PM  
Blogger mrs. b. said...

really stunning, eric, it's beautiful : )

9:29 PM  
Blogger Lucho said...

great concept!!!!!

12:21 PM  
Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

Too Cool!!! Wow!

10:21 PM  
Blogger mr paul said...

ammazing!

4:19 AM  

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