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One Toy Soldier

the 8th song of the album And Winter Came (2008), composed and performed by Enya Read or download One Toy Soldier lyrics by Roma Ryan
One toy soldier stands alone with his drum down by his side
One toy soldier on his own with his drum to keep the time
He keeps the beat of marching feet
He keeps the beat so true
He's one small toy for one small boy but his heart is oh, so blue.
Who can mend my broken drum? Will it be as good as new?
I must play when morning comes. If I don't, what shall I do?
He keeps the beat of marching feet
He keeps the beat inside while children sleep
in dreams so deep there's a secret he must hide.
For he keeps the beat of marching feet
He keeps the beat so true
He wants to sing and hopes to bring / Happy Christmas Day to you!
He keeps the beat of marching feet
He keeps the beat inside Someone has come
To mend his drum / Now his heart lights up with pride.
So, he keeps the beat of marching feet
He keeps the beat so true / When morning comes He plays his drum
Happy Christmas Day to you! Happy Christmas Day to you!
Happy Christmas Day to you! Happy Christmas Day to you!
Holidays are here again. Holidays are here again.
Holidays are here again. Holidays are here again.
 

Download One Toy Soldier mp3 (3:49, 128 kbps, 44 kHz) engineered by Nicky Ryan

 
Reviews
One Toy Soldier is a perfect song for the winter period as they are a vintage Christmas present and I suppose the line; "Happy Christmas Day to you." can only get you in the Christmas spirit and the beat of the song echoes that of a marching soldier perfectly. (FemaleFirst, Nov. 2008)

The most interesting track on the album is One Toy Soldier, Enya's very own Little Drummer Boy (but without the pa rum pum pum pum, I might add). The toy soldier plays his drum to keep the time, but the drum is suddenly broken. Then Someone has come to mend his drum/Now his heart lights up with pride. It is a symbol of a child's imagination. The toy soldier is alive, and has feelings. The classical Christmas bells in the end are beautiful together with the Happy Christmas Day to you! (New Age Music, Nov. 2008)

Other songs maintain a much steadier rhythm than Enya usually delivers as well, particularly for an album themed to such a dark, slowly-paced time of year. "One Toy Soldier" sets up a beat almost as firm as that found in the "Little Drummer Boy" carol, while still remaining uniquely Enya-like... (The Badger-Herald, Nov. 2008)

Her 2008 creation, And Winter Came, has been released in time for the coming holiday season. While it contains Christmas songs, it can more appropriately be called a seasonal release as many of the songs range beyond just one specific day. Other highlights include her wonderful harmonies on the children's tune, "Toy Soldier"... (Blog Critics, Nov. 2008)
 
Also, you are invited to watch others Enya videos as Amarantine, And Winter Came, Anywhere Is, Book Of Days, Caribbean Blue, Evening Falls, How Can I Keep From Singing, It's In The Rain, My! My! Time Flies!, On My Way Home, Only If, Only Time, Orinoco Flow, Storms In Africa, The Celts, The Memory of Trees, Trains And Winter Rains, Wild Child, Aldebaran, I Want Tomorrow, March of the Celts, Deireadh an Tuath, The Sun in the Stream, To Go Beyond, Fairytale, Epona, Triad: St Patrick Cu Chulainn Oisin, Portrait, Boadicea, Bard Dance, Dan y Dwr, Journey of the Angels, White is in the Winter Night, O come, O come, Emmanuel, Dreams are More Precious, Last Time by Moonlight, One Toy Soldier, Stars and Midnight Blue, The Spirit of Christmas Past, Silent Night Oíche Chiúin (Chorale),