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"Gods of War" is a song by Def Leppard and is the seventh track on their 1987 album Hysteria.

Lyrics

"Gods of War"
Def Leppard

Feelin' like it's over
Feelin' like there's no love
Feelin' like it's not easy
Breathin' life in the dust

On a countdown to zero
Take a ride on the nightmare machine
There ain't gonna be heroes
There ain't gonna be anything
Oh, here it comes, here comes the light
Here it comes, hell in the night
Here it comes, here comes the light
When we all fall down

When we walk into silence
When we shadow the sun
When we surrender to violence
Oh, then the damage is done
Put away that gun

I don't want to be there
I don't want to be anywhere
Here it comes, here comes the light
Here it comes, hell in the night
Here it comes, here comes the light
That's right

We're fightin' for the gods of war
But what the hell we fightin' for?
We're fightin' with the gods of war
But I'm a rebel
And I ain't gonna fight no more, no way

On a countdown to zero
Take a ride on the nightmare machine
There ain't gonna be heroes
Woah, There ain't gonna be anything, no
Here it comes, here comes the light
Here it comes, hell in the night
Here it comes, here comes the light
That's right

We're fightin' for the gods of war
But what the hell we fightin' for?
We're fightin' with the gods of war
And I ain't gonna fight no more
(Stop fighting for the gods of war)
We're fightin' for the gods of war
But what the hell we fightin' for?
(What the hell we fightin' for?)
We're fightin' with the gods of war
Heavy

"Message to terrorists everywhere: You can run, but you can't hide."

"We're determined to stand together, and we're determined to take action"

"We are not going to tolerate these attacks from outlaw states. We will not cave in"

"Today, we have done what we had to do."

"He counted on America to be passive, he counted wrong."

Length

  • Album version: 6:37
  • Live: 6:32

Personnel

Trivia

  • The line "We're fighting with the gods of war" from "Gods of War" was played backwards multiple times throughout the single "Rocket."
  • The lines at the near end were spoken by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
  • The last lines came from Reagan's speech to the United States after an airstrike against Libya in retaliation of terrorism against American troops and citizens.


Hysteria
Women, Rocket, Animal, Love Bites, Pour Some Sugar on Me, Armageddon It, Gods of War, Don't Shoot Shotgun, Run Riot, Hysteria, Excitable, Love and Affection
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