"Vagabond" as written by Andrew James Stockdale, Myles Heskett and Christopher James Ross....
I wanna shoot you down now for the things you did
From far away I came, got away from seeing red

I came a long way to see you,
Such a long way to see you
I came a long way to see you,
Now I wish you were dead, wish you were dead

I came a long way to see you now I wish you were dead,
Such a long way to see you, with a gun to my head
Wanna shoot you down for the things you said,
Came a long way to see you now I wish you were dead

I came a long way to see you,
Now I wish you were dead
Such a long way to see you,
With a gun to my head

Got me on the run, loaded up my gun,
Blowing up the spot, hiding cuz I'm hot
Fire is my friend, marking where I've been,
Committing every sin, and do it all again

Be on the lookout for the amber waves of grain, (Heading for your street)
The green lady moved away and changed her name, (Feel my pain)

I came a long way to see you,
Now I just want to leave you
Came a long way to see you,
Now I wish you were dead, wish you were dead

Came a long way to see you now I wish you were dead,
Such a long way to see you, with a gun to my head
Wanna shoot you down for the things you said,
Came a long way to see you now I wish you were dead

Feel my pain, coming up from the sewer,
To the house on the hill, I'm the boss of all bosses,
Got a license to kill, take to your own love
If the truth be told,
I'm in Liberty City and I'm out of control
I'm out of control
I'm in Liberty City and I'm out of control
I'm out of control
I'm in Liberty City and I'm out of control


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    General CommentWell, it was written for GTA IV. It's the story of Niko, basically. He came a long way to see America, and he doesn't like it. "Be on the lookout for the amber waves of grain... the green lady moved away and changed her name" references to the America the Beautiful song and to the statue of Liberty.
    lollipopomanon May 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's talking about the so called "American Dream", and not to trust everything you've heard.
    crowbarblueon May 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG. I heard on the commerical for GTA IV and got hooked. Even if I'm feeling down, the beat of the song perks me right up. Personally, I can link it to a couple characters from a favorite tv show of mine.

    I especially love this verse:
    "Got me on the run, loaded up my gun,
    Blowing up the spot, hiding cuz I'm hot
    Fire is my friend, marking where I've been,
    Committing every sin, and do it all again"

    So many different images come to mind...
    Beta7on September 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with lolipopoman. The Greenskeepers wrote it for GTA:IV and it is about Niko, but I think it's more about his anger towards Roman for dragging him to America with his lies. Here's my breakdown of it:

    "I wanna shoot you down now for the things you did": Niko's pissed at Roman for lying to him.

    "From far away I came, got away from seeing red": Niko came all the way from Yugoslavia to get to America and spent seven months on a ship. The "seeing red" part refers to the Red Army and the war he fought in his home country.

    "I came a long way to see you,
    Such a long way to see you
    I came a long way to see you,
    Now I wish you were dead, wish you were dead": Again, Niko came a very long way to see Roman, but is furious by all the lies Roman fed him to get him to America.

    "Such a long way to see you, with a gun to my head
    Wanna shoot you down for the things you said": Soon after Niko arrives, he gets wrapped up in crime and violence and quickly makes many enemies who want to kill him. . . and he's still pissed at Roman for getting him involved with all this.

    "Got me on the run, loaded up my gun,
    Blowing up the spot, hiding cuz I'm hot
    Fire is my friend, marking where I've been,
    Committing every sin, and do it all again": This verse shows a lot of what the meaning behind GTA is: Run from the cops, load up your gun, blow stuff up, hide from the cops, commit every crime, and then start it over.

    "Be on the lookout for the amber waves of grain, (Heading for your street)
    The green lady moved away and changed her name, (Feel my pain)": I think this is saying how a lot of things about America are over exaggerated. Their saying to look for the "amber waves of grain", (a reference to the classic song "America the Beautiful"), because they don't see it. And "the green lady" is none other then the Statue of Liberty. They're saying that liberty in America has been gone for a while and that it has disappeared.

    "Now I just want to leave you": Niko wants to leave America.

    "Feel my pain, coming up from the sewer,
    To the house on the hill, I'm the boss of all bosses,
    Got a license to kill, take to your own love
    If the truth be told,
    I'm in Liberty City and I'm out of control
    I'm out of control
    I'm in Liberty City and I'm out of control
    I'm out of control
    I'm in Liberty City and I'm out of control": This is talking about Niko and Roman's rise to power in Liberty City.

    That's my take on it. Hope it helps. =)
    Bucketmafiaon April 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentnever was a story as good as gta 4s captured in a song so beautifully.
    "came such a long way to see u, now i wish u were dead" refering to nico coming to us to see roman and america, and finding out all those great lies about beauty, wealth, and money in liberty city(new york in GTA) couldnt be more false.
    the line
    "Got me on the run, loaded up my gun,
    Blowing up the spot, hiding cuz I'm hot
    Fire is my friend, marking where I've been,
    Committing every sin, and do it all again"
    refers to how Nico gets suked into a life of crime when coming to liberty city.
    Slipperywhenwet5on January 15, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionPretty sure its
    "I'm living in this City and im outa controll"
    BobbyBSeeon May 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentNever mind. I was wrong
    BobbyBSeeon May 28, 2010   Link

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