"Bombers" as written by and Gary Anthony James Webb....
Look up I hear the scream of sirens on the wall
I see a policeman crying in the backseat of a dying Ford
Hotel waiters leave the bedrooms of stars
Who are far too old
And no-one ever told me
That I could be so cold

Bombers fight at zero feet
Bombers fight at zero

I see an old man knocked to the ground
And beaten by the vicar's wife
No-one stops to help they're far too busy
Trying to save their own lives
A tiny girl screams for mother
And wanders out into the street
I saw her going down underneath
A thousand people's running feet

Bombers fight at zero feet
Bombers fight at zero

All the junkies pulling needles from their arms
Hope it lasts all night
And all the soldiers curse the day they joined the army
And prepare to fight
In silent bars, in silent rooms, in silent cars
You hide where you can
And me I know just where you are, you see
I'm a bomber man

Bombers fight at zero feet
Bombers fight at zero


Lyrics submitted by Karl

"Bombers" as written by Gary Anthony James Webb

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    General CommentActually, if I am not mistaken, "Bombers" was to be the name of Gary's band at one point, and this was to be a theme or signature song. The "Bombers" were Garys crew and they fight "at zero feet", meaning on the ground rather than in the air. The rest of it I took to be descriptions of their world at zero feet, the world around them they were "at battle" with.
    damraton April 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat song ! it's the expressions of a bomber man looking at a city that he just bombed. i love this song.
    xl5ronon May 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI hated all the Numan/Bowie comparison back in the day, a load of Music Press crap. But this song is a twist on Bowie's "Five Years" off the Ziggy LP.
    Mach1neon March 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, the music, everything is so cool about it. I guess it's about bombing...
    DJgifon May 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me feel so cool. I just want to go strutting around town with a boom box blasting this song. =)
    invaderzim7695on December 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's about bombing and how people react to it. It's also about the devastation it causes. The song can be summed up in one verse:

    "A tiny girl screams for mother
    And wanders out into the street
    I saw her going down underneath
    A thousand people's running feet"
    FlyFloydiaon May 22, 2013   Link

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