Shadow of the Gun

Shadow Of The Gun

Verse 1
On every street, in every town,
there's a feeling going around.
We're not safe,
we're in the shadow of the gun.
More and more its in the news,
we sit and watch the box confused.
They've opened the madhouse,
or so it seems, it's hard to believe

Chorus
We are living in the shadow of the gun
and there's nowhere left safe for us to run
I'm tired of living in the shadow of the gun.
The world needs a hero, we need someone.

Verse 2
The blood it spills, as riots storm,
the police they try to calm,
though bricks and the bullets.
we walk in the shadow of the gun.
The killer stands before the court
and his sentence is worth nought.
Who pays the judges,
who let them walk out on the street.

Chorus
We are living in the shadow of the gun
and there's nowhere left safe for us to run
I'm tired of living in the shadow of the gun.
The world needs a hero, we need someone.

Mid
We read the papers, we watch it slide,
the escalation of the crime.
We still do nothing, but cry and moan,
we hope for a hero to come

Chorus
We are living in the shadow of the gun
and there's nowhere left safe for us to run
I'm tired of living in the shadow of the gun.
The world needs a hero, we need someone.

(c) 1986 Words & Music by John Hunter