All We Soldiers

by Cameron King

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I wrote and recorded this track at home, mostly about nostalgia and the sorrow of time passing, completely during a 7-day period at the end of January 2011 as part of a songwriting challenge called Record Time VI. The photo is of my brother Christopher (on the left) and me, taken in the early 80s by our dad.


I wonder how far I’ll get walking backwards
I wonder if I care if I’m getting anywhere
Looking back there, everything’s yellow
And looking ahead, it seems the color’s left the air

Walking time in a straight line, so
Part of me is still behind me

Memories and dreams hang around like phantoms
A flash of your eyes, and in the night I hear you call
A moment we shared and you have both gone
So can I be sure that it ever happened at all?

Who I am and who I was, see
One of us is surely dying

Earth is spinning, stars are singing
We’re all waiting while we’re fading
These old days, they’re growing hazy
We’re still fighting, hoping brightly

All we soldiers
Marching onward
Towing all our dreams behind us
They define us
As they blind us

All we soldiers
Marching onward
Holding tightly to what’s rightly ours
Towing all our dreams behind us
They define us
As they blind us
Can’t rewind us


released February 1, 2011
© 2011



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Cameron King Asheville, North Carolina

Took piano lessons as a kid. Married a fiddle-playin' girl. Enjoy open mics & other funky venues. Joining the Song that holds the universe together.

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