Bruce Dickinson - Son Of A Gun Lyrics




Holy was the preacher.
Riding on his rig of steel in the rising sun.
This was no grim reaper.
But a man with a smile who took a pride in a job well done.
Ohh in a blood red sunrise.
He's preaching conversion as you lay down and die.

Just a god given holy roller.
In a god forsaken land.
He didn't choose this killing ground.
He didn't want this scrap of land.
You've got to scorch the earth, yeah.
and make the rivers run dry.
Untill we learn to hate like him.
Kill for killin'. Live to die.

[Chorus:]
Ride on you son of a gun. Ride on. Ride into the setting sun.

You've gotta be a hero, for one last time.
To prove through your destruction.
That killing is a great way of life.
There's a wooden cross somewhere.
Where they'll bury you down deep.
You lie to your people, You lie to yourself.
Your in love with death babe.
You've got no shame.

[Chorus]

The preacher laughed. The preacher cried.
He loaded bullets as he smiled.
Congregation sat and wondered.
Would they live or would they die.
Just an ordinary man, with his orders and his plans.
In the shadows of a cross.
Oh in a blood red sunrise.
Take me to jesus, with judas my guide.

[Chorus]

Ride on your bleeding heart.
Ride on you play no part.
Ride on you feel no pity.
Ride on you feel no pain.
Ride into history.





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Bruce Dickinson Son Of A Gun Comments
  1. Philip Holmes

    Check out live in Reseda Califonia...he played all the songs off this and opened with a Sampson song !

  2. Panayiotis Arvanitakis

    Perfect...

  3. Kyosuke LionHeart

    Uma das melhores de Heavy Metal de todos os tempos..Um hino do puro ouro do Metal

  4. Vicente Antonio Balbi Berti

    What an album. Remember i heard every day. Sad, happy and drunk of course. I was 17...yeahhh

  5. Michael Ralston

    Killer song.

  6. rowlffffff

    Written and recorded 3 years before the Waco massacre!!!

  7. Lee Kerry

    Great album love it forgot how good it is

  8. VALGA'M DÉU

    Great song Great ALBUM Bruce ❤️🔥🤘🇬🇧

  9. Jonathan Barnes

    Gotta say there's no way for me to listen to this without choking up tears just a little
    Thanks for years of inspiration.

  10. maiden4 greece

    Amazing song...

  11. John Chearman

    never get tired of this album

  12. Trinity Fresh

    Simply the best!!!!

  13. randall scott burress

    'WEAR IT OUT?"

  14. John Smith

    If I wasn't mistaking when I had this CD back in the early 1990s this had a different version of "Bring Your Daughter...Too The Slaughter". In the UK anyways. Cheers!

  15. randall scott burress

    "Sick and tire of Aldous Huxley eating my home work?"

  16. johnny zell

    Holy was the preacher.
    Riding on his rig of steel in the rising sun.
    This was no grim reaper.
    But a man with a smile who took a pride in a job well done.
    Ohh in a blood red sunrise.
    He's preaching conversion as you lay down and die.
    Just a god given holy roller.
    In a god forsaken land.
    He didn't choose this killing ground.
    He didn't want this scrap of land.
    You've got to scorch the earth, yeah.
    and make the rivers run dry.
    until we learn to hate like him.
    Kill for killin'. Live to die.
    [Chorus]
    Ride on you son of a gun. Ride on. Ride into the setting sun.
    You've gotta be a hero, for one last time.
    To prove through your destruction.
    That killing is a great way of life.
    There's a wooden cross somewhere.
    Where they'll bury you down deep.
    You lie to your people, You lie to yourself.
    Your in love with death babe.
    You've got no shame.
    [Chorus]
    The preacher laughed. The preacher cried.
    He loaded bullets as he smiled.
    Congregation sat and wondered.
    Would they live or would they die.
    Just an ordinary man, with his orders and his plans.
    In the shadows of a cross.
    Oh in a blood red sunrise.
    Take me to Jesus, with Judas my guide.
    [Chorus]
    Ride on your bleeding heart.
    Ride on you play no part.
    Ride on you feel no pity.
    Ride on you feel no pain.
    Ride into history.

  17. randall scott burress

    LOVE IT GOTTCHA&

  18. Shahrin Chalen

    💜💜💜💜💜🌜💜

  19. Francis Rousselle

    Joliment bon!

  20. Keith Maskell

    Up the irons! And a tip of my hat to an an inspirational iconic! Long live Bruce 🤙🏼

  21. Carmen Peralta

    Gran albun dikinson hard rock janick gers fender estratocastes custon jimi gendrix

  22. martin mcowing

    2018 big hi from northern Ireland 💪🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

  23. martin mcowing

    2018 Bruce is a God 🤘🤘🤘

  24. Carlos Ale

    🙌💏👅💀rock love

  25. Nothara

    Intro reminds me Iron Maiden - The Aftermath.

    Jose Luis Navarro Primera

    - Son of a gun ( Álbum Tatooed Millionaire 1990)
    - The aftermath ( Álbum The X Factor.1995)...

  26. Antonis M

    What a song ....simply amazing

  27. mick leeds

    IT IS TO BE YOURSELF LIVE LIFE.. EXCEED....BRUCE IS THE LEGEND HE IS THE TRUE ROLE MODEL....UP THE IRONS! FOREVER!

    mick leeds

    SONG IS SO DEEP....LOVE IT...GREAT ALBUM ALL IN ALL... ONE OF HIS BEST EVER..

  28. FABIANO CARINI

    Great Song of Janick Gers, haters!

    John Sousa

    Janick played guitar on the entire album

  29. randall scott burress

    Just imagine NERO hired five fools and watche while ROME burned

    Jonathan Barnes

    Your comment adds a whole context unconnected in relation my opinion of this song so thanks. Selfrightous fools can wreck havoc wholeheartedly convinced of their own high calling. Still this is still a bit of a call to arms for me.
    That is to say ,when a holy man speaks tiss natural to feel introspective .

  30. randall scott burress

    Copied this just sos i could wear out the second copy

  31. Andre Antarctic

    Listening in 04/22/2018🤘🤘🤘🤘🤘

    Martin Lowe

    Andre Antarctic this album still stands up against any other metal album out today

  32. Raziel redeemer and destroyer , peon and messiah

    llevame a jesus con judas mi guia

  33. Carlos Ale

    CARLOS ALEXANDRE BROWN

  34. Carlos Ale

    is beautiful

  35. Βασιλης Συρανιδης

    Wasting love 2

    Rodrigo M

    Give thanks to Mr. Janick Gers...

  36. Masnovita Chief

    Creo que está mal traducido son of a gun es hijo de puta

  37. robulusx2

    Love the grit in his voice on this one!!

  38. Greg Raul

    Probably this is the best album of Bruce :)

    jorke09

    Greg Raul. Yes, that is 100% throu.

  39. Timothy A. Olmeda

    Great move on Bruce's side, to go solo. Because of this decision we all got to hear his voice at its prime more often than not, pushed to its limits, and also with a twist at times. A very memorable album indeed!!

  40. twillius3

    sigh, this is not lickin'the gun?, this 1,s too slow, can,t hardly breath

  41. peter sprowell

    born in 58 is about Bruce's and my hometown of Worksop

  42. Max Bell

    A lot of memories...

  43. Bobo Blues

    love this album which is give me an idea to be my self in playing music..or singing..thanks bruce..

  44. Mad Cady

    Probably best solo album of Bruce. In mine opinion of course :)  

    Kent Marius jensen

    +Mad Cady true

    Robert Simpkins

    Always Rocking out to Bruce D.

    Raziel redeemer and destroyer , peon and messiah

    and accident of birth , chemical weeding and tyranny of souls ?

    Paulo Henrique Gurati Campos

    It's mine too...