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Soldiers of Love was the Belgian entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1987 in Brussels performed by Liliane Saint-Pierre. It was performed in Dutch despite the English title, and there were some English lyrics as well.

The song is a plea for global peace, with Saint-Pierre singing of the need to be "soldiers of love" against the violent tendencies of the world.

It was performed fifth on the night following Iceland and preceding Sweden. At the close of voting, it finished just outside the top 10 in 11th place with 56 points.

Liliane also recorded the song in English, French and German.

Lyrics

Een nieuwe dag, een nieuw schandaal
We zien geweld op het journaal
Kinderen gooit men in de strijd
Voor idealen, voor profijt

We voelen ons schuldig
Maar drinken een slokje wijn
Je vraagt je voortdurend af
Waarmee we bezig zijn

Liefde verjaagt onenigheid
Reinigt je ziel, begraaft de strijd
Gewoon beginnen bij jezelf
Langzaam naar buiten toe

Neem elkaars handen
Smeed nou die banden toe
Hoor je die verre kreet?
Geen mens vraagt dat leed

Soldiers of love – vuur liefde af
Geen kogels meer, alle wapens neer
Soldiers of love – vuur liefde af
De wapens neer, geen oorlog meer

Ik had een droom waarin ik zag
De hele wereld met een vlag
Waarop in 't groot te lezen staat:
Wij willen vrede en geen haat
United we stand, together we will fall
Leg alle wapens neer, geen oorlog meer

Soldiers of love – vuur liefde af
Geen kogels meer, alle wapens neer
Soldiers of love – vuur liefde af
De wapens neer, geen oorlog meer

Soldiers of love...

Soldiers of love – vuur liefde af
Geen kogels meer, alle wapens neer
Soldiers of love – vuur liefde af
De wapens neer, geen oorlog meer

Soldiers of love!

A new day, a new scandal
We see violence in the news
Children are thrown in the battle
For ideals, for profits

We feel guilty
But sip our wine
You're asking yourself constantly
What we are doing

Love chases away discord
Purifies your soul, buries the fighting
Just start with your inner self
And go slowly to the outside world

Take each other's hands
Come on, weld those bonds
Do you hear that distant scream?
Nobody asks for that suffering

Soldiers of love – fire off love
No more bullets, all weapons down
Soldiers of love – fire off love
The weapons down, no more war

I had a dream where I saw
The whole world with a flag
On which you could read in big:
We want peace and no hatred
United we stand, together we will fall
Lay all weapons down, no more war

Soldiers of love – fire off love
No more bullets, all weapons down
Soldiers of love – fire off love
The weapons down, no more war

Soldiers of love...

Soldiers of love – fire off love
No more bullets, all weapons down
Soldiers of love – fire off love
The weapons down, no more war

Soldiers of love!

Videos

Liliane Saint Pierre - Soldiers Of Love (Belgium 1987)03:03

Liliane Saint Pierre - Soldiers Of Love (Belgium 1987)

Eurovision 1987 Belgium - Liliane Saint-Pierre - Soldiers of love04:59

Eurovision 1987 Belgium - Liliane Saint-Pierre - Soldiers of love

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