If I Had a Rocket Launcher Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bruce Cockburn
album: Track 8 in album Stealing Fire
release date: 1984
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length: 5:57

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Here comes the helicopter -- second time today Everybody scatters and hopes it goes away How many kids they've murdered only God can say If I had a rocket launcher...I'd make somebody pay

I don't believe in guarded borders and I don't believe in hate I don't believe in generals or their stinking torture states And when I talk with the survivors of things too sickening to relate If I had a rocket launcher...I would retaliate

On the Rio Lacantun, one hundred thousand wait To fall down from starvation -- or some less humane fate Cry for guatemala, with a corpse in every gate If I had a rocket launcher...I would not hesitate

I want to raise every voice -- at least I've got to try Every time I think about it water rises to my eyes. Situation desperate, echoes of the victims cry If I had a rocket launcher...Some son of a bitch would die

Track Listing

  • 1 Lovers in a Dangerous Time
  • 2 Maybe the Poet
  • 3 Sahara Gold
  • 4 Making Contact
  • 5 Peggy's Kitchen Wall
  • 6 To Raise the Morning Star
  • 7 Nicaragua
  • 8 If I Had a Rocket Launcher
  • 9 Dust and Diesel