One Tin Soldier

Listen 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 the stone
And the valley people swore they'd have it for their very own

Go ahead and hate your neighbour, 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 judgment day
On 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, tonnes of gold for which they'd kill
Came an answer from the mountain, with our brothers we will share
All the riches of our mountain, all the treasure buried there.

So the valley cried with anger, mount your horses draw your swords
And they killed the mountain people so they won their just rewards
Now they stood beside the treasure on the mountain dark and red
Turned the stone and looked beneath it: "Peace on Earth" was all it said.

(note: the following two verses are NOT part of the original song, but they are great all the same!)

Now, the people of the valley, sad to see their kingdom dead,
Planted thoughts of warmth and friendship, brand new thoughts inside their heads.
They had learned a precious lesson - had to be a selfish fool.
From now on, the valley people kept it as their foremost rule.

From the people of the mountain, only one young boy did live,
And the people of the valley, all their love to him did give.
So, they kept him warm and cared for in a small, but happy, home,
And the valley people loved him as if he were their very own.