New Model Army - Vengeance Lyrics

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Escaped the net in '45, hiding out in South America
Protected by money and powerful friends
Hoping the world has forgotten by now
All the things that you did in the Nazi Death camps
The people that you tortured and killed
You can live you life in expectant fear
Sure some day you'll be made to pay

I believe in justice
I believe in vengeance
I believe in getting the bastard

Man walks over dressed in flashy clothes
With an empty heart and a head full of money
Puts his arm around the lad of fifteen years
Talks sort of close like a long-lost brother
"It's really cool, all the pop stars do
If you don't try a little you'd really be a fool
Tell you what I'll do, I'll make the first one free
And when you want some more just come back to me"

[Alternative version of second verse:]
Loading up the barrels at the warehouse gates
Men in overalls on double rates
Put the stuff in the river and away for a beer
Don't worry too much, they don't live around here
And the poison seeps into every pore
Every child's eyes, every innocent's sore
Everybody knows behind the closed doors
Kick down the doors, kick down the doors

I believe in justice
I believe in vengeance
I believe in getting the bastard

Top-dog fascist gets the boys in the corner
Plants poison where there was just confusion
Walks away scot-free and laughing
Rides on the tide as the cancer grows
And the business man on corruption charges
With millions of dollars in dirty money
Gets a thousand pound fine after months in court
While the lawyers get fat and the law gets bought

I believe in justice
I believe in vengeance
I believe in getting the bastard
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Christian Militia
  • 2 Notice Me
  • 3 Smalltown England
  • 4 A Liberal Education
  • 5 Vengeance
  • 6 Sex (The Black Angel)
  • 7 Running
  • 8 Spirit of the Falklands


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Justin Sullivan
    album: Track 5 in album Vengeance
    release date: 1984
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Folk Rock/Post-Punk
    length: 4:07
    producer: Raymond Cowie
    drums: Robert Heaton
    vocal: Justin Sullivan
    engineer: Iain O'Higgins
    guitar: Justin Sullivan
    bass guitar: Stuart Morrow
    composer: Justin Sullivan
    Album Information
    label: Abstract Sounds
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin