Pay to kill, die to lose
Hunted, hunter, which are you?
Diablo, come again
To make trophies out of men
Lose your skin, lose your skull
One by one the sack is full
In the heat dehydrate
Know which breath will be your last

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
You've got to kill to stay alive
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
You've got to kill to stay alive

Show them no fear, show them no pain
Show them no fear, show them no pain
Show them no fear, show them no pain
Show them no fear, show them no pain

Human heart, human mind
Intellect intertwined
Focus sharp in the night
Watch the jungle burning bright
Toe to toe, throw the line
Everyone's caught hands tied
Iron will, iron fist
How could it have come to this?

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
You've got to kill to stay alive
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide
You've got to kill to stay alive

Show them no fear, show them no pain
Show them no fear, show them no pain
Show them no fear, show them no pain
Show them no fear, show them no pain

Show them no fear, show them no pain
Show them no fear, show them no pain
Show them no fear, show them no pain
Show them no fear, show them no pain
Show them no fear, show them no pain


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The Mercenary Lyrics as written by Stephen Percy Harris Janick Gers

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  • +2
    General Comment

    About a hired gun, and how he has to be so cold. If he shows that he's scared, people can easily take over him and kill him. Poor bastard...

    hooded_assailanton July 25, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I wouldn't argue with RainbowDemon, as I have not read the book yet, but there are uncanny resemblances to the movie Predator eg. 1) "hunter, hunted, which are you?" : Flimsy argument at this stage, but stay with me. 2) "Diablo come again, to make trophies out of men." : In Predator, the woman called the predator "Diablo" and he made trophies of people. 3) "lose your skin, lose your skull" : the predator took skins and skulls as trophies. 4) "in the heat, dehidrate" : the predator only came during hot months, because water inhibited it's cloaking device. 5) "watch the jungle burning bright" : The Predator played off in the jungle.

    You've gotta admit, it sounds plausable.

    Baalon March 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Metaphorically this speaks of John from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. He must face the world he hates with gritted teeth, and learn of the new ways that he eventually finds are so horrible. But he goes forth, showing no fear and no pain.

    RainbowDemonon January 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    i havent yet read Brave New World, but I thin baal's got a point here. it would be too much of a coincidence if they aren't referring to the movie predator. anyway, i think the line "in the heat dehydrate" relates to the fact the predator cleaned off the skin from the skulls in the fire. its almost an exact description of the movie.

    marios11on May 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    so i believe it could speak of both predator and brave new world.

    marios11on May 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Yes, RainbowDemon is right. I'm surprised there aren't more comments on this song, it's really good!

    Shadowbitchon May 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    IF you read the rest it doesn't make THAT much snese with the whole predatot thing. I'm doing a report right now on the book Brave New World.

    ULlilLadyon March 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    And it makes sense

    ULlilLadyon March 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    the tough life of a mercenary. what Baal said about predator is simply coincidence. describes pretty much the same thing as "The Assasin"

    MaidenHell81on August 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
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    Great song, great lyrics. Reminds me of The Assasin

    MaidenHell81on March 13, 2008   Link

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