And now they're trying to take my life away
forever young I cannot stay.
On every corner I can see them there
They don't know my name they, don't know my kind
They're after you with their promises (Promises of love)
They're after you to sign your life away.
68 guns will never die
68 guns our battle cry,
68 guns, 68 guns
For living in the backstreets that's our home from home.
The painted walls are all we've ever known
And"The Guns Forever" that's our battle cry.
It is the flag that we fly so high
and every day they try to drag us down
but I cry with anger I have done no crime.
Up no the terrace I can hear the crowd roar (68 guns)
And down in the subway I can hear them whisper (68guns)
Through all the raging glory of the years
We never once thought of the fears
For what we'd do when the battle cry was over.
Nothing lasts forever is all they seem to tell you
when you're young
Have no illusion, no disillusion