if the soldier is ordered to murder an entire innocent village to set an ... "Tin Soldier" is a song released by the English rock band Small Faces on 2 December 1967, written by Steve Marriott (credited to Marriott/Lane). The song peaked at number nine in the UK singles chart and number 38 in Canada.
The term "Tin Soldier" was an insult going back to the early 1900s in which we feel we should bring back, now what is the meaning of such an insult? Well it's used to describe a person who talks all about going to war and playing soldier then when REAL WAR comes they're nowhere to be seen, ... The Tin Soldier - Fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen about a tin soldier's love for a paper ballerina. After several adventures, the tin soldier dies in a fire with the ballerina.