Oh, no cannonballs did fly, no rifles cut us down No bombs fell from the sky, no blood soaked the ground No powder flash blinded the eye, no deathly thunder sound But just as sure as the hand of God, they brought death to my hometown They brought death to my hometown
No shells ripped the evening sky, no cities burning down No armies stormed the shores for which we'd die No dictators were crowned I awoke from a quite night, I never heard a sound Marauders raided in the dark and brought death to my hometown, buys Death to my hometown
They destroyed our families' factories and they took our homes They left our bodies on the plains, the vultures picked our bones
So listen up, my sonny boy, be ready for when they come For they'll be returning sure as the rising sun Now get yourself a song to sing and sing it 'til you're done Yeah, sing it hard and sing it well Send the robber barons straight to hell The greedy thieves who came around And ate the flesh of everything they found Whose crimes have gone unpunished now Who walk the streets as free men now
Ah, they brought death to our hometown, boys Death to our hometown, boys Death to our hometown, boys Death to our hometown, whoa!