A hundred men went off to war
A hundred men
Their hearts were heavy, their heads were high
As they kissed the ones they loved goodbye
Some were eager some were scared
Nobody knew and nobody cared
When a hundred men went to war
Then a thousand men went off to war
A thousand men
A few now said that it wasn't right
And a few said prayers in their beds at night
But of those so eager and those so scared
A few now knew a few now cared
When a thousand men went off to war
Ten thousand men!
Then a million men went off to war
A million men
Now fear came a'creeping down many a street
Borne on the dust of a million feet
And many now said that it wasn't right
And many said prayers in their beds at night
When ten million men went to war!
Then all mankind went off to war
Yes all mankind!
And the people fought
And the people cried
And the people prayed
But the people died
And fear like a flood covered every street!
Mixed with the blood on a billion feet!
All now said that it wasn't right
And prayed as one through the fiery night
Their hearts were heavy as they watched the sun
And kissed the ones they loved goodbye
Now none were eager but all were scared
Now they knew that they should have cared
When a hundred men went off to war
A HUNDRED MEN!!