O stratiotis – English lyrics

The lyrics of the song O stratiotis by Vassilis Papakonstantinou translated to English

Stratiotis – English Lyrics

They told him, “You will wear the khaki (uniform)
You’ll march in front,
You’ll march in front
And.. you will be a hero.”

He doesn’t really speak much
His uniform doesn’t fit him
The uniform doesn’t fit  him
The boots torture  his feet

The marching cadence that I taught him to recite
It is fascistic and makes him cry
It is fascistic and makes him  cry
The marching cadence that I taught him to recite..

No letters ever came from home
No one ever wrote to him
No one ever wrote to him
And.. he’d speak of mistakes

One day he got drunk
He threw aside the uniform
He threw aside the khaki
And he left alone

The marching cadence that I taught him to recite
It is fascistic and he’s ashamed to cry
It is fascistic and he’s ashamed to cry
The marching cadence that I taught him to recite

O stratiotis 

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