UB40 - Friendly Fire Lyrics

UB40 Guns in the Ghetto cover art
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We were partners in crime
Spending our days, serving our time
In the usual way
We went behind the lines
To even the score
I won the battle but you won the war
I used to be a gun for hire
Then I was killed by friendly fire
I used to be a real high flier
Then I was killed by friendly fire

A shot rang out
And knocked me flat
Ain't no coming back from a lick like that
I never saw it coming, it came out of the blue
I never did believe my ***assin would be you

I got the message down the wire
That I was killed by friendly fire
I used to be a gun for hire
Then I was killed by friendly fire

We were partners in crime
Spending our days, serving our time
In the usual way
We went behind the lines
To even the score
I won the battle but you won the war

I used to be a gun for hire
Then I was killed by friendly fire
I used to be a real high flier
Then I was shot by friendly fire

A shot rang out
And knocked me flat
Ain't no coming back from a lick like that
I never saw it coming, it came out of the blue
I never did believe my ***assin would be you

I got the message down the wire
That I was killed by friendly fire
I used to be a gun for hire
Then I was killed by friendly fire

Track Listing
  • 1 Always There
  • 2 Hurry Come Up
  • 3 I Love It When You Smile
  • 4 I've Been Missing You
  • 5 Oracabessa Moonshine
  • 6 Guns in the Ghetto
  • 7 Tell Me Is It True
  • 8 Friendly Fire
  • 9 I Really Can't Say
  • 10 Lisa


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Terrence Oswald Wilson, Michael Virtue, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Earl Falconer, Robin Campbell, Jim Brown, Ali Campbell
    album: Track 8 in album Guns in the Ghetto
    release date: 1997-6-30
    popularity : 120 users have visited this page.
    genres: Reggae
    styles: Reggae-Pop
    length: 3:35
    Album Information
    country(area): United Kingdom
    script: Latin