|"...Foot Soldier is a trippy song co-written by mark bell (who also co-wrote pluto). the best part about it is that björk is playing harp!!! but the song itself is great. it seems to get more agressive as it goes along, just angrier as it goes. Then ends mysteriously. it slightly reminds me of Heirloom..."
~Tim at amazon.com
"...With its cascade of distorted harp and its stuttering Mark Bell beats, "Foot Soldier," like bitter previous b-sides
'Scary' and 'Sod Off,' demonstrates the violent side Björk usually hides..."
J. Dillard at www.armchair-dj.com
"...The final song,
'Foot Soldier' is reminescent of two of Bjork's Homogenic-era songs,
'Hunter' and 'My Snare,' with a Vespertine flavor. The lyrics are like
'Hunter''s and the groovy, mellow beat is like 'My
Snare''s. This song that starts out mellow , however, quickly crescendos into an all-out war cry:
'you go first/ conquer the darkness!' An exellent companion to
'Hidden Place pt. One.'"
You will take the first step!
Conquer the darkness!!
Into the darkness, foot soldier!
And then we'll follow
But you go first, march ahead!
But you go first, foot soldier
Foot soldier, march ahead
Foot soldier, march ahead!
Who will take the first step?