Who Sang 1916? Motörhead

Motörhead 1916 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1991-1-18
Genre: Rock
Style: Rock & Roll/Heavy Metal
length: 3:46
producer: Peter Solley
mixer: Peter Solley
engineer: Casey McMackin
cello: James Hoskins
Some other versions of "1916"

Sixteen years old when I went to war,
To fight for a land fit for heroes,
God on my side, and a gun in my hand,
Chasing my days down to zero,
And I marched and I fought and I bled and I died,
And I never did get any older,
But I knew at the time that a year in the line,
Is a long enough life for a soldier,
We all volunteered, and we wrote down our names,
And we added two years to our ages,
Eager for life and ahead of the game,
Ready for history's pages,
And we brawled and we fought and we whored 'til we stood,
Ten thousand shoulder to shoulder,
A thirst for the Hun, we were food for the gun,
And that's what you are when you're soldiers,

I heard my friend cry, and he sank to his knees,
Coughing blood as he screamed for his mother,
And I fell by his side, and that's how we died,
Clinging like kids to each other,
And I lay in the mud and the guts and the blood,
And I wept as his body grew colder,
And I called for my mother and she never came,
Though it wasn't my fault and I wasn't to blame,
The day not half over and ten thousand slain,
And now there's nobody remembers our names,
And that's how it is for a soldier.

CD 1
  • 1 The One to Sing the Blues
  • 2 I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)
  • 3 No Voices in the Sky
  • 4 Going to Brazil
  • 5 Nightmare/The Dreamtime
  • 6 Love Me Forever
  • 7 Angel City
  • 8 Make My Day
  • 10 Shut You Down
  • 11 1916

  • Release information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5099746748128
    script: Latin