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Tommy Gunn
 with music composed and performed live in concert by Luke Jackson on Facebook HERE and with lyrics by Paul Robert Thomas on Facebook HERE.

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Tommy Gunn Lyrics

Our Tommy’s in Afghanistan

That land of blood and sand

He’s doing all he can

Fighting the Taliban

 

Says he ‘defending the flag’

While counting the body bags

As yet another friend fell

In that God forsaken hell

 

Tommy

Tommy

Our flesh and blood

May God bring you on back

To this green land that you love

 

It’s a war that just can’t be won

With tanks and bombs and guns

The enemy hides then runs

Laughing like mad dogs at Englishmen in the mid-day sun

 

Like is life is life

No matter what the trouble or strife

No-one should be a pawn in the game

Or just a number without a name

 

Tommy

Tommy

Our flesh and blood

May God bring you on back

To this green land that you love

 

Uncle Sam and us in the mud

Drowning in our own blood

Politicians don’t feel

Those feelings that are real

 

We’re in too deep can’t get out

There are no saviours about

As another Tommy goes off to war

Does anyone ask ‘What are we fighting for’?

Tommy

Tommy

Our flesh and blood

May God bring you on back

To this green land that you love

 

Heard Tommy’s name on Sky News

Said ‘all they found were his shoes’

He’d stepped on a mine near a school

In war there are no rules

 

And the guy who laid the bomb

That killed our Tom

Gets a hundred dollar bills

For each Tommy he kills

 

Tommy

Tommy

Our flesh and blood

May God bring you on back

To this green land that you love

 

Tommy

Tommy

Our flesh and blood

The plane carries you back

To this green land that you love

 

Paul Robert Thomas

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