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That's When I Reach for My Revolver
Mission of Burma Lyrics


Once I had my heroes
Once I had my dreams
But all of that is changed now
They've turned things inside out
The truth is not that comfortable, no

And mother taught us patience
The virtues of restraint
And father taught us boundaries
Beyond which we must go
To find the secrets promised us, yeah

That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit fights to find its way

A friend of mine once told me
His one and only aim
To build a giant castle
And live inside his name
Cry and whispers sing in muted pain

That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit fights to find its way

Tonight the sky is empty
But that is nothing new
Its dead eyes look upon us
And they tell me we're nothing but slaves

That's when I reach for my revolver
(But slaves)
That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when I reach for my revolver

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Josh Beattie

Once I had my heroes
Once I had my dreams
But all of that is changed now
They've turned things inside out
The truth is not that comfortable, no

And mother taught us patience
The virtues of restraint
And father taught us boundaries
Beyond which we must go
To find the secrets promised us, yeah

That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit fights to find its way

A friend of mine once told me
His one and only aim
To build a giant castle
And in it sign his name
Cry and whispers sing in muted pain

That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit fights to find its way
Tonight the sky is empty

But that is nothing new
Its dead eyes look upon us
And they tell me we're nothing but slaves
That's when I reach for my revolver

That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when I reach for my revolver!



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Mark Jacobs

I saw MoB open for the Gang of Four back in 1980 at Irving Plaza. Thrilling performances by both bands.

Rawny Tabor

Mo B... Moby. Hmmm

r c

@Thommy Berlin how far south, Go4 toured Richmond Va at least 2 times I can remember (I saw them once) and they hit DC maybe 7 yrs ago, (excellent show)

MyMotherTheCar

There's a LOT of Gang of Four in Mission of Burma's sound.

Sam Nicholson

What a combination.

Tyler Payment

That sounds pretty amazing man

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Chris H

The song rings even more true today than it did back then.

andxmenx

... and then comes 2021 ...

Bob Savage

Three years later and +1000

Robert Hockett

Still so beautiful - the writing, the voice, the instrumentation never dated. Something about this very late 70s / very early 80s period when the fun of the Dolls and the Ramones morphed into the deadly serious intensity of M.O.B., Husker, and Wipers here and Joy Division and P.I.L. in UK..

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