Manowar – battle hymns – 1982

BATTLE HYMNS > LYRICS

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Death Tone

Ridin’ on two wheels
Chains hooked on my heels
Sittin’ in leather…
Ridin’ on steel
Put my shades on
Hair blows in the wind
I give some square the finger
Now he won’t look again, no he won’t

(Bridge:)
Now, you were sittin’ home
And I got sent to Nam
I went to the big house
You just worked a job

(Chorus:)
Hear me calling
Can’t you hear my death tone
Hear me calling
Can’t you hear my death tone
Hear me ride
On into the night
Pull along side
If you’re looking for a fight, yeah!

My social workers
Got me on a chain
Keeps me out of jail
So the paper prints his name, yes it does, and he

likes it
Unemployment checks
Run out next week
It won’t be very long
‘Til I’m back on the streets again

(Bridge)

(Chorus)

Death tone
Death tone
Gonna ride on my death tone
Yes I am
I’m gonna ride on you baby! Oh!

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Metal Daze

I hear the sound
In a metal way
I feel the power
Rolling off the stage
Cause only one thing
Really sets me free
Heavy Metal
Loud as it can be

Baby I was born to play music
I’m a man with a screamin guitar
There’s a light in the middle of the stage
In a minute I’ll be wearing it all
I don’t know another way of living
Baby I don’t really care
Give me a pair of jeans
And a riff that’s mean
And girls that love to share

(Chorus:)
Heavy metal
Metal daze
Heavy metal, heavy metal daze
Heavy metal, heavy metal daze

Living like there’s no tomorrow
Yeah Currie says we’re on the edge
He says man you’re really graphic
This band a social wedge
Yeah we all got hearts made of metal
And our blood is hot molten rock
And if I don’t hear the sound of metal
I go into shock

(Chorus:)
Heavy metal
Metal daze
Heavy metal, heavy metal daze
Heavy metal

(Solo)

Heavy metal, heavy metal daze
Heavy metal

So mister D. J.
Play just one for me
You know the one
With the crushin’ and the screams
‘Cause only one thing
Really sets me free
Heavy metal
Loud as it can be

(Chorus:)
Heavy metal
Metal daze
Heavy metal, heavy metal daze
Heavy metal, heavy metal daze
Heavy metal, heavy metal daze
Heavy metal
Loud as it can be

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Fast Taker

Mama is having troubles,
It always comes from me
Your daddy’s been a drinker
Since nineteen forty-three
They tell you I’m a loser
‘Cause I like see ’em breed
But truth is in the mirror
Is one thing never seen
I sing Yeah

Long time ago
You tried to tell me, son
People tried to hold on
I said no no, no no

(Chorus:)
Now I don’t mind them saying
That you should be praying
For me, fast taker

Right here’s where I’m staying
Life’s a game I play
For keeps fast taker, fast taker, fast taker
Take it away

Only sixteen
A woman, not a girl
Old enough
For a trip around the world
Pick you up on Friday
When your daddy goes to sleep
Bring you back on Sunday
When he’s watching “Billy Graham” on T. V.
Oh yeah, he won’t see me

(Chorus:)
Now do it right with music
Then you learn how to abuse it
All night, fast taker

Right here’s where I’m staying
Life’s a game I play
For peace, fast taker, fast taker, fast taker
Take it away

(Solo)

Mama is having troubles,
It always comes from me
Your daddy’s been a drinker
Since nineteen forty-three
They tell you I’m a loser



Manowar – battle hymns – 1982