Warren Zevon - Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner Lyrics

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Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner by Warren Zevon

"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 to join the bloody fray

Through '66 and 7 they fought the congo war


With their fingers on their triggers knee deep in gore

They killed to earn their living and to help out the congolese

For days and nights they battled the bantu to their knees

Roland the thompson gunner (2x)



But of all the thompson gunners roland was the best

So the cia decided they wanted roland dead

His comrades fought beside him van owen and the rest

That son of a bitch van owen blew off roland's head

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Roland the headless thompson gunner

They can still see his headless body stalking through the night

Norway's son won't stop till he sums up the score

Roland searched the continent for the man who done him in

In the muzzle flash of roland's thompson gun (2x)


Roland aimed his thompson gun he didn't say a word

He found him in mombasa in a barroom drinking gin

But he blew van owen's body from there to johannesburg

Roland the headless thompson gunner (4x)



Now it's ten years later but he still keeps up the fight

The eternal thompson gunner still wandering through the night

Patty hearst heard the burst of roland's thompson gun and bought itin ireland in lebanon in palestine and berkeley





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