Anvil - Winged Assassins Lyrics

Credits
writers: Dave James Allison, Ian Thomas Dickson, Robb Geza Reiner, Steven Barry Kudlow
release date: 1983-4-13
length: 3:46
producer: Chris Tsangarides
engineer: Chris Tsangarides
assistant engineer: Joe Primeau and Andrew Warwick
lead vocals: Steve “Lips” Kudlow
guitar: Steve “Lips” Kudlow and Dave Allison
bass guitar: Ian Dickson
membranophone: Robb Reiner
Lyrics
Machines made for killing at mach speed and more
Sleek in design and loaded for war
Sidewinding missiles, heat-seeks and sparrows
Strafing squadrons cause havoc and terror

Winged Assassins - Seek their prey

Camouflage colours impair observation
Insignia painted depicting its nation
Defying detection at low altitude
Penetrate, attack, evade and elude

Soaring death - Taking lives
No escape - Widows weep

Winged Assassins - Seek their prey

Radar is sweeping and scanning the skies
Searching out targets with infrared eyes
Enemy forces appear on the screen
Computers lock in, all systems are green

Formation - Orders, permission to arm
Closing in - To make the kill

Trigger in hand, blood lust in his heart
The pilot is ready to play out his part
Underwing stores await a demand
Releasing the arsenal upon his command

Soaring death - Taking lives
No escape - Widows weep

Permission is given to unleash the power
Rockets home in, strike and devour
Wreckage falls helpless rolling in flames
Another life wasted in some general's games

Task complete - Honours awaiting heroes
Painted scrap - Awarding murder

Winged Assassins - Seek their prey

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Forged in Fire
  • 2 Shadow Zone
  • 3 Free as the Wind
  • 4 Never Deceive Me
  • 5 Butter-Bust Jerky
  • 6 Future Wars
  • 7 Hard Times - Fast Ladies
  • 8 Make It Up to You
  • 9 Motormount
  • 10 Winged Assassins