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Comments about the soundtrack for Band of Brothers (Michael Kamen)

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Blood on the Risers
• Posted by: Mark
• Date: Monday, May 3, 2004, at 9:30 a.m.
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• In Response to: Re: "glory glory" lyrics (Liam Dallman)

The way I always sang it was a little different. It's called "Blood on the Risers"

He was just a rookie trooper and he surely shook with fright
As they checked all his equipment and made sure his pack was tight
He had to sit and listen to those awful engines roar;
"You ain't gonna jump no more!"

Gory gory, what a helluva way to die
Gory gory, what a helluva way to die
Gory gory, what a helluva way to die
He ain't gonna jump no more.

Is everybody ready cried the sergeant looking up
Our hero feebly answered "Yes" and then they stood him up,
He leaped right out into the blast, his static line unhooked
He ain't gonna jump no more!


He counted loud, he counted long he waited for the shock
He felt the wind, he felt the clouds, He felt the awful drop,
He pulled his cord, the silk spilled out, and wrapped around his legs
He ain't gonna jump no more!


The days he lived and loved and laughed kept running through his mind
He thought about his girl back home, the one he'd left behind.
He thought about the medics and he wondered what they'd find.
He ain't gonna jump no more!


The risers wrapped around his neck, connecters cracked his dome.
The lines were snarled and tied in knots around his skinny bones.
The canopy became his shroud, he hurled to the ground.
He ain't gonna jump no more!


The ambulance was on the spot, The jeeps were running wild,
The medics jumped and screamed with glee; they rolled their sleeves and smiled For it had been a week or more since last a chute had failed
He ain't gonna jump no more!


He hit the ground, the sound was "splat", the blood went spurting high,
His comrades than were heard to say "A HELLUVA WAY TO DIE!!!"
He lay there, rolling 'round in the welter of his gore.
He ain't gonna jump no more!


There was Blood Upon the Risers, there were brains upon his 'chute.
Intestines were a danglin' from his paratrooper boots.
The medics gathered up the shroud and poured him from his boots.
He ain't gonna jump no more!

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