Toy Soldiers
Marianas Trench Lyrics


Who’ll be my Montague now,
To this broken Capulet
How, how, how if not for you
And you’ll be my local hero
Be my role model
And don’t, don’t, don’t fail me now

(My love)

Don’t you wanna love,
Don’t you wanna love,
I’m your biggest fan
It’s so good to finally meet ya
I deserve a little more
Wouldn’t you say-oh, a-oh, a-oh

(My love)

Don’t you wanna love,
Don’t you want to
Don’t you think I deserve better after all that we’ve been through (love)
Don’t you wanna love (love)
Now what you say-oh, a-oh, a-oh

To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers

I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers

Toy soldiers

I will love you like goodbye
I will love you like you died, died
A martyr for me

(My love)

Don’t you want love
Don’t you want this
Don't you look so shocked
This was not the way I planned it
I deserve a little more
Wouldn’t you say-oh, a-oh, a-oh

(My love)

Don’t you want love,
Don’t you fight back
Know this will hurt less if you just submit so (love)
How bout a little gratitude
For what I say-oh, a-oh, a-oh

To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers

I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers

They don’t know you
Not like I do
Only you and I were meant to be
Understand you
Just like I do
Just like you and I were meant to be forever

One day you will
Learn to love me
One day you will
Thank me, you’ll see
If I can’t have you
No one can

Follow you like (toys)
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like (follow you like toys)
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers

I’ll follow

Understand you
Just like I do
Just like you and I were meant to be
Don’t know you
Not like I do
Only you and I were meant to be

Understand you
Just like I do
Just like you and I were meant to be forever

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Bella Bloodstar

Who’ll be my Montague now,
To this broken Capulet
How, how, how if not for you
And you’ll be my local hero
Be my role model
And don’t, don’t, don’t fail me now

(My love)

Don’t you wanna love,
Don’t you wanna love,
I’m your biggest fan
It’s so good to finally meet ya
I deserve a little more
Wouldn’t you say-oh, a-oh, a-oh

(My love)

Don’t you wanna love,
Don’t you want to
Don’t you think I deserve better after all that we’ve been through (love)
Don’t you wanna love (love)
Now what you say-oh, a-oh, a-oh

To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers

I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers

Toy soldiers

I will love you like goodbye
I will love you like you died, died
A martyr for me

(My love)

Don’t you want love
Don’t you want this
Don't you look so shocked
This was not the way I planned it
I deserve a little more
Wouldn’t you say-oh, a-oh, a-oh

(My love)

Don’t you want love,
Don’t you fight back
Know this will hurt less if you just submit so (love)
How bout a little gratitude
For what I say-oh, a-oh, a-oh

To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers

I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers

They don’t know you
Not like I do
Only you and I were meant to be
Understand you
Just like I do
Just like you and I were meant to be forever

One day you will
Learn to love me
One day you will
Thank me, you’ll see
If I can’t have you
No one can

Follow you like (toys)
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like (follow you like toys)
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers
I’ll follow you like
To-o-o-o-o-oy soldiers

I’ll follow

Understand you
Just like I do
Just like you and I were meant to be
Don’t know you
Not like I do
Only you and I were meant to be

Understand you
Just like I do
Just like you and I were meant to be forever





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Writer(s): Josh Ramsay

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ZoulStar

The song’s based on a creepy letter Josh received from a fan. It inspired him to write this song, which (I presume) the idea is about those who blindly follow and obey out of love(love is blind), to the point of becoming borderline obsessive. Some of the lyrics are from the letter, though I don’t know the specifics. Either way, you can clearly hear the stalkerish vibe this song has through the lens of that.

Though, in context to the Album’s story, this is what I was able to pick up from it:
1 - Queen Coralina manipulating Josh into staying with her, gaslighting him, showing that this is a one sided, toxic relationship. Multiple times within the song she constantly tries to keep him close, like during the chorus “They don’t know you, not like I do, Only you and I were meant to be”, and parts like “This’ll hurt less if just submit so, how about a little gratitude about what say” and so one, it just seems clear that this is an abusive relationship.
2 - The toy soldiers in the story represent what I mentioned previously, with they are in complete obedience to Coralina and follow her orders. Not just because she’s queen, but they are literally toys to her; she can do whatever she wants to them. They may be strong soldiers, but in the end their just tools/objects to her to use.

Though I don’t blame you for thinking this way, cause even now and after their marriage, Josh clearly loved Amanda a lot. But I guess if you wanna add that context to the song, I feel as though Josh amplified that obsessive love more, just for the theme of the song and album, which is about the growing, and crumbling of a relationship, but also a story about a man trying to escape Toyland and save its land from an evil queen.

Either way, their’s A LOT of ways to see this song(heck, every one of MT’s songs). And depending if you’re a fan of MT or not, with or without context of the concept album, and the context of Josh writing from experience, I think the point is able to make it across regardless.

Either way, I love this song and the album a lot, and have WAY too much time analyzing and the meaning to everything. (I love this band if you couldn’t tell lol dang this is long)



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Red Thunderbird

I'm pretty sure Josh said this song was based on a crazy stalker fan he had once, and wrote the song from their perspective. The "you" in this song is Josh Ramsay, the singer, it's supposed to be creepy

jeff jefferson

naw he's definitely trying to cover his own ass

Cocky Cookie

Aight that's bloody terrifying 💀

Aura Sweet

"If I can't have you, no one can." That lyric is utterly terrifying.

OmgItsPoolie

And I fucking love it

sfisher923

I Watched enough Yandere Anime and played enough YanSim to know where this is going

Aura Sweet

@jessica buckmaster-hayes Of course it is but considering 'If I can't have you, no one can' is a classic abuser line, I find that lyric much creepier.

jessica buckmaster-hayes

But "I follow you like toy soldiers~" isn't?

Binkle Bonkle

It always freaked me out a bit, too.

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Spawn Of Taco Bell

“This’ll hurt less if you just submit”

No one’s going to point out that line? Because it sounds like stalking isn’t the only bad thing in this song.

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