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DOGS OF WAR (1995)

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Tracklist

01. Dogs Of War
02. Burning Wheels
03. Don't Worry
04. Big Twin Rolling (Coming Home)
05. Hold On
06. The Great White Buffalo
07. Demolition Alley
08. Walking Through Tokyo
09. Give It All Away
10. Yesterday's Gone

Produced by: Biff Byford and Rainer Hansel

 

Lyrics

 

01. Dogs Of War (4:34)


Come to the reaper sing the song, bringing death to everyone
Once the earth was calm and safe, but now the land's a battle place
Firing shells into the air, where they land, no-one cares
Now the blood flows like a stream, widowmaker reigns supreme

Dogs of war, no surrender (*)
Dogs of war, I kill the defender
Dogs of war, Scream into battle
Dogs of war, it's the day of the jackal

Nothing seems to ease the pain, the reaper's shadow still remains
Sniper lets the bullet fly, in the distance someone die
The town becomes an empty shell, come and spend a day in hell
Forgotten what we're fighting for, no-one wins this bloody war

(Repeat *)

Lay the wreath across the flag, fill another body bag
Guard of honour standing proud, put your son into the ground
Did they die for you and me, a sacrifice for liberty
A generation dead and gone, the reaper sings his deadly song

(Repeat *)

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02. Burning Wheels (4:10)


Driving riding keep the throttle open wide
Pounding hounding feel the beating deep inside
Flag goes up you get down
Beat the lights hear the sound
Turbo charge let it flow
Hold on tight and don't let go

Burning wheels of fire (*)
Racing to the wire
Bring the glory down on you

Burning turning screaming down the quarter mile
Racing chasing put the pressure on the dial
Nitro burn keep it clean
Down the straight like a dream
In your machine speed machine

(Repeat *)

Grinding winding drop the clutch and let her fly
Speeding leading feel the seconds ticking by
Beat the clock take your turn
Feel the heat start the burn
Hit the gas hear the roar
Kick the pedal to the floor

(Repeat *)

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03. Don't Worry (5:18)


I'm leaving this town I'm out of the race
I'm packing my bags I ain't gonna stay
I can't stand the pressure building on me
Don't try to stop me I've got to break free

Take me down to the cool clear water (*)
Don't worry about me
Take my time stay a while
Don't have to worry about a thing
Don't you know
I'm going down to the cool clear water
Don't worry about me
I take my time I'll stay a while
Don't have to worry about a thing

They tell you the truth but you know it's a lie
Big brother is watching the eye in the sky
Just take your freedom and throw it away
'Cause sooner or later we're all going to pay

(Repeat *)

They're taxing the rain the water we drink
Just do as you're told there's no time to think
We shouldn't forget what we learnt from the past
Stop looking at life through rose coloured glass

(Repeat *)

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04. Big Twin Rolling (Coming Home) (5:23)


I got my big twin rollin' thumping out a tune
Following the headlight coming back to you
I don't need no big jet liner don't need no limousine
All I've got's my pair of wheels satisfaction guaranteed

I'm on my way I'm coming home (*)
I'm on my way I'm coming home

Thunder down the highway keeping up the pace
Six hundred miles before me until I see your face
Gasoline and metal hammer through the night
Eating up the freeway makes me feel alright

(Repeat *)

Polished steel and leather the rumbling of the pair
Hear the carburettors sucking in the air
Sat around the engine vibrating every bone
Keeping it together blasting my way home

(Repeat *)

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05. Hold On (4:32)


Jenny lived at home a perfect little home
She had everything a girl could ever dream of
Only one thing wrong she had a restless heart
She was looking for some love and understanding
Then Billy came along and sang his rebel song
She could see in him something to believe in
And then they fell in love they couldn't help themselves
But will her family understand their reasons

Just let your feelings take control of you (*)
Follow your heart and don't let go
Two lovers one heartbeat
Keep running keep hiding
Surviving together
You've got to hold on

She had a blazing row her father threw her out
He didn't understand how much she really loved him
He knew he'd gone too far she's never coming back
His stupid pride has sent her running to another
She laid in Billy's arms she wished for better times
They made a vow that they would always be together
He'd take her far away she'd be his wife one day
She had a dream that they'd be happy ever after

(Repeat *)

They had a perfect life a little baby girl
She was growing up the double of her mother
Only one thing wrong she had a restless heart
She was looking for some love and understanding
The words her father said they echoed in her head
Would she be the one to drive her to another
Would Billy come along and sing his rebel song
Would she see in him something to believe in

(Repeat *)

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06. The Great White Buffalo (5:52)


Wild horses running free
Bareback warriors ride again
Hear the voices from the spirit world
Crying out for the indian nation
From the sacred buriel mounds
To the happy hunting grounds
Like the moon across the sky
Hear the ancient battle cry

Give the land back to the nations (*)
Let their spirits roam the plains
With the great white buffalo

You were the eagle in the sky
The cunning wolf the running bear
Roaming free from the valley to the prairie
You lived as one on the sacred land
From the river down to the sea
In the wind blowing through the trees
Round the fire dancing high
Hear the ancient battle cry

(Repeat *)

The mighty fires burn across the land
The Cherokee and the Navaho
Call the nations there to be as one
Gather here all you native bone
Join the spirits hidden in the past
Come together for the tribal dance
Many here are prepared to die
For the ancient battle cry

(Repeat *)

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07. Demolition Alley (6:10)


I've been working all day down on demolition alley
Looking down the barrel of a twelve gauge gun
Digging up rocks in this god forsaken valley
Breaking my back in the mid day sun

I served my time I lost my mind (*)
On demolition alley

Days go by but it feels like a lifetime
Dragging me down like a ball and chain
Doing my time just walking in a straight line
It's the only thing I know just to handle my pain

(Repeat *)

One of these days I'm just gonna have to break free
Taking my chances living on the run
There's only one man that can ever really stop me
He's looking down the barrel of that twelve gauge gun

(Repeat *)

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08. Walking Through Tokyo On (5:52)


Walking through Tokyo (*)
Visions of the Samurai
Walking through Tokyo
Looking through the dragon's eye

I had a dream about the mighty Shogun
Faded visions of the Samurai
Mists of silk reflections of the city
Dance across the silver blade
Silent temples driving my emotions
Voices whisper from another time
Mystic dreams stretching out before me
Take me through the Dragon's eye

(Repeat *)

I'm drifting slowly on the winds of kamikaze
To the emperor on wings of gold
Cryptic lessons from a long forgotten city
Guard the passage to the inner soul
Sacred mountains reaching to the heavens
Holds the secret in it's frozen hand
Standing proud silent and majestic
Casts it's spell far across the land

(Repeat *)

In my dream I can see the darkness
Draws the veil across the painted sky
As the Geisha gives on dying pleasure
I leave the magic in the land of jade

(Repeat *)

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09. Give It All Away (4:02)


Sooner or later we'll meet the maker
It doesn't matter to me
'Cos I'll be laughing while I'm packing
They'll have to drag me away
I've been around I've been inside out
I've seen it all before
I've had my share of lady luck
Knocking at my door

I'd give it all away (*)
I'd give it all away
Just for one more day
One more day with you

If you ever see the devil
You gotta tell him from me
I got an angel a little angel
Living right here with me
I've been across and I've been to the edge
I've seen it all before
I've had my share of lady luck
Knocking at my door

(Repeat *)

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10. Yesterday's Gone (3:44)


You left me standing here staring at the view
Did you think that I was coming after you
I might have been that dumb a hundred times before
You can take your stinking attitude and shove it out the door
Shove it out the door

I'm tired of your lying and fooling around (*)
You've pushed me too far I'm standing my ground
I've got news for you baby yesterday's gone
Yesterday's gone

I can't believe that you would put me down this way
There's not a word of thruth in anything you say
I gave you everything and you threw it in my face
You're running on your own now baby, see who wins the race
See who wins the race

(Repeat *)

I saw you yestersday out with someone new
You've got him on your hook dancing to your tune
Do you think of me when he's in your bed
If you think I'm coming back to you you're off your pretty head
Off your pretty head

(Repeat *)

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