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There will come a soldier
Who carries a mighty sword
He will tear your city down, o lei o lai o lord
O lei, o lai, o lei, o lord
He will tear your city down, o lei o lai o lord

There will come a poet
Whose weapon is his word
He will slay...


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    Jan 28th, 1:17pm report

    It is assumed that the soldier is joshua, who destroyed Jericho.
    The poet is king David, the person who wrote the psalms.
    The king is Jesus.


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    Jan 23rd, 1:42pm report

    I think it has to do with culture in the middle ages.
    A generic soldier, representing the combat skills and battles fought at the time.
    A generic poet, representing the power of literature, and how it grew fast in that time period.
    And a generic king, representing the religion of the time. The line "whose brow is laid in thorn", referring to the crown of thorns, and "David's boy", referring to Jesus.


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    Jul 24th, 2019 7:00am report

    Sounds like a Religious type of references, possibly to Jesus and maybe some other prophets from the Bible.

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