"Warhead" as written by Jody Gray and Jean Baptiste Bocle....
The soldiers of Islam are loading their guns
They're getting ready
But the Russian tanks are mowing them down
They're getting ready
There's children in Africa with Tommy Guns
Getting ready
While the Islam armies are beckoning on
Getting ready

There's a burning sun
And it sets in the western world
But it rises in the east
And pretty soon
It's gonna burn your temples down

While the heads of state are having their fun
Are they ready?
We're looking at the world through a barrel of a gun
Are we ready?
You stand there beating on your little war drum
Are you ready?
And it won't be long before your time has come
Are you ready?

There's a burning sun
And it sets in the western world
But it rises in the east
And pretty soon
It's gonna burn your temples down, down

There's a burning sun
And it sets in the western world
But it rises in the east
And pretty soon
It's gonna burn your temples down

Warhead, warhead, warhead
Warhead, warhead, warhead
Warhead, warhead, warhead
Warhead, warhead, warhead

Well, I don't know what it is but I feel something coming (warhead, warhead, warhead)
Stuck in the middle of the Yankees and the Russians
So pull back the hands tonight (warhead, warhead, warhead)
'Cause bye bye planet let alone your nation
(Warhead, warhead, warhead)


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"Warhead" as written by Paul Martin Slack Charles Harper

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    My InterpretationIn my opinion, this is arguably one of the most prophetic songs ever written. Released in 1980, barely one year after the start of the Soviet-Afghan War, this song seems to predict that the war will be the crucible for Islamic jihad against the West. It even seems to deliver a "reap what you sow" message (You stand there beating on your little war drum...but it won't be long until your time has come), which is a theme found in some people's post-9/11 analysis of the CIA's support for the mujahadeen during the Soviet-Afghan War. While the rest of us are seeing clearly in hindsight, the UK Subs' foresight, I would argue, is uncannily accurate in this song, and, in my opinion, it's a shame this song does not get more credit and appreciation for its dark and accurate prophecy.
    SouthPhillyHooliganon March 02, 2009   Link

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