Guns Before Butter Song Lyrics

Gang of Four

Gang Of Four Entertainment! cover art
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All this talk of blood and iron
Is the cause of all my shaking
All this talk of blood and iron
Is the cause of all my shaking
All this talk of blood and iron
Is the cause of all my shaking

All this talk of blood and iron
It's the cause of all my shaking
The fatherland's no place to die for
It makes me want to run out shaking
I hear some talk of guns and butter
That's something we can do without
If men are only blood and iron
O Doctor Doctor, what's in my shirt?

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ether
  • 2 Natural’s Not in It
  • 3 Not Great Men
  • 4 Damaged Goods
  • 5 Return the Gift
  • 6 Guns Before Butter
  • 7 I Found That Essence Rare
  • 8 Glass
  • 9 Contract
  • 10 At Home He’s a Tourist
  • 11 5.45
  • 12 Anthrax


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Andrew Gill, David Allen, Hugo Burnham, Jonathan King
    album: Track 6 in album Entertainment!
    release date: 1979-9
    popularity : 58 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:43
    producer: Rob Warr, Andy Gill and Jon King
    drums: Hugo Burnham
    lead vocals: Jon King
    engineer: Rick Walton
    recorded by: Davy Phee and Edwin Cross
    arranger: Gang of Four
    guitar: Andy Gill
    additional engineer: Davy Phee and Edwin Cross
    bass guitar: Dave Allen
    writer: Dave Allen, Hugo Burnham, Andy Gill, Jon King

    Album Information

    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin