Who Sang Barrel of the Gun? Levellers

Levellers A Weapon Called the Word cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Alternative Rock/Folk Rock/Indie Rock
length: 2:50
producer: Phil Tennant
writer: Levellers

(1,2,3,4)
In a strange land
Far from these shores
Lay two men and a woman
Killed by the law
No matter what country
Under the sun
You can't mete justice
From the barrel of a gun

A car bomb they say
The S.A.S. on offence
Shot in the back
Makes no difference
Oh no, Oh no
So no matter what country
Under the sun
You can't mete justice
From the barrel of a gun, a gun

Shoot to kill
Till both sides have their fill
Till both sides have their martyrs
And all the kids have no fathers
Oh no, oh no
So, no matter what country
Under the sun
You can't mete justice
The barrel of a gun
Oh, 'til you mothers have no sons
'til your battle it is won
Tell both sides
They have lost
All the blood that it cost
So, no matter what country
Under the sun
You can't mete justice
No, from the barrel of a gun


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 World Freak Show
  • 2 Carry Me
  • 3 Outside/Inside
  • 4 Together All the Way
  • 5 Barrel of the Gun
  • 6 Three Friends
  • 7 I Have No Answers
  • 8 No Change
  • 9 Blind Faith
  • 10 The Ballad of Robbie Jones
  • 11 England My Home
  • 12 What You Know