Soldiers

Lyrics: Renato Russo
Music: Renato Russo/Marcelo Bonfá
Translation: Kelly Sganderla and Alex Birch

Our women are far from here
We don't have anyone to cry with and nowhere to go
Remember when this was a joke
Pretending to be be a soldier all afternoon?

But now the courage that we have in our hearts
Appears to be fear of death but it wasn't then
I'm scared of telling you what I want so much
I'm scared and I know why:
We are waiting.

Who is the enemy?
Who are you?
We defend ourselves so much without knowing
Why we fight.

Our women are far from here
And suddenly I saw you fall
I don't know how to arm what I felt
I don't know how to say that I saw you there

Who will know what you felt?
Who will know what you thought?
Who will say now what I didn't do?
How to explain to you what I wanted.

We are soldiers
Begging for pocket change
And we didn't want to fight.