Came in this morning high on a bird's wing
Quite open minded but still quite aware
Followed the sunrise right through from dawning
Picking out landmarks that said I was there
Led to positions by stern faced leaders
Who never let one smile depart from their face

Then with an arm raise the slaughter is started
One or two crack up and start to cry
Selfishness breeds in this cesspool of sorrow
Every few moments I see I friend die
Synchronized watches flash in the sunlight
As into the battle we are all led

Killer, killer, keep your thoughts at bay
Maiming, destroying, every single day
Is this the way that you get your fun
Slaying, waylaying, in the heat of the midday sun

Get out, get out, go and do your job
Rape and pillage, squander all and rob
You make me sick, getting paid for murder
You wouldn't lay a finger on your mother, oh no
You never ever dream to hurt her

Hero, hero, you have done so well
So sit back and lick your wounds, cause you won't go to hell
Take your medal, wear it now with pride
Consolation for the pain and sin you feel inside


Lyrics submitted by Idan

Dying to Meet You Lyrics as written by Robert Halford Kenneth Downing

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    General CommentIt is clearly about nazi soldiers of WWII.
    Dnthlgndon October 12, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs off of Rocka Rolla. I think the song is about a soldier, possibly from Vietnam and how they do horrible things, "Rape and pillage, squander all and rob" just because they were told to by "stern faced leaders."
    SevDeltaon May 26, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationone of my favourites too... i think it's about any soldier, not just the vietnam ones, it's valid for all those who satisfy their killing instincts in the name of patriotism.
    geomatrixon February 09, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationIts about nazi germany "arm raise, "Bird" (nazi eagle).
    Absolutelly nothing with Vietnam!
    GabrielCCCPon July 29, 2014   Link

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