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Warren Zevon - Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner

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Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner

Roland was a warrior
From the Land of the Midnight Sun
With a Thompson Gun for hire
Fighting to be done
 
The deal was made in Denmark
On a dark and stormy day
So he set out for Biafra (1)
To join the bloody fray
 
Through '66 and 7
They fought the Congo War
With their fingers on their triggers
Knee-deep in gore
The days and nights they battled
The Bantu to their Knees
They killed to earn their living
And to help out the Congolese
 
Roland the Thompson Gunner
Roland the Thompson Gunner
 
His comrades fought beside him
Van Owen and the rest
But of all the Thompson Gunners
Roland was the best
So the CIA decided
They wanted Roland dead
That son-of-a-bitch Van Owen
Blew off Roland's Head
 
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
Time Time Time for another week of war
 
Norway's bravest son
Time stands still for Roland til he evens up the score
 
They can still see his headless body
Stalking through the night
In the muzzle flash of Roland's Thompson Gun
In the muzzle flash of Roland's Thompson Gun
 
Roland searched the continent
For the man who'd done him in
He found him in Mombassa
In a bar room drinkin' Gin
Roland aimed his Thompson Gun
He didn't say a word
But he blew Van Owen's body
From there to Johanasburg.
 
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
 
The eternal Thompson Gunner
Still wanderin through the night
Now it's ten years later
But he still keeps up the fight
In Ireland, In Lebanon
In Palastine and Berkley
Patty Hurst, heard the burst
Of Roland's Thompson Gun
And bought it.
 
Von SaintMarkSaintMark am So, 30/09/2018 - 12:05 eingetragen
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(1) Biafra, officially the Republic of Biafra, was a secessionist state in West Africa which existed from 30 May 1967 to January 1970; it was made up of the states in the Eastern Region of Nigeria. Biafra's attempt to leave Nigeria resulted in the Nigerian Civil War.
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Songwriter Warren Zevon met co-writer Lindell in Spain, where the latter was running a bar after a stint working as a mercenary in Africa.[3] Always interested in the darker side of life, Zevon decided to collaborate with Dacid Lindell on a song about a mercenary.
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live version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAGAAa1L-tU

Danke!

 

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