Please enjoy my Acoustic Rock version of the Warren Zevon classic!!!! The eternal Thompson gunner still wandering through the night Now it's ten years later but he still keeps up the fight In Ireland, in Lebanon, in Palestine and Berkeley Patty Hearst heard the burst of Roland's Thompson gun and bought it I think the article should be edited to make the ambiguous and often sarcastic nature of the song more obvious. It ... Roland is betrayed and murdered by a fellow mercenary, Van Owen, who blows off his head.  Always interested in the darker side of life, Zevon decided to collaborate with Lindell on a song about a mercenary. Zevon met co-writer Lindell in Spain, where the latter was running a bar after a stint working as a … It was first released on Zevon's 1978 album Excitable Boy. Zevon met co-writer Lindell in Spain, where the latter was running a bar after a stint working as a mercenary in Africa. Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner: 3:48: 5: The Envoy: 3:13: 6: Mohammed's Radio: 3:43: 7: Desperados Under The Eaves: 4:48: 8: Johnny Strikes Up The Band: 2:52: 9: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: 3:00: 10: Lawyers, Guns And Money: 3:02: 11: Ain't That Pretty At All: 3:35: 12: Poor Poor Pitiful Me: 3:08: 13: Accidentally Like A Martyr: 3:44: 14: Looking For The Next Best Thing: 3:38: Companies, etc. [Verse 1] Bm D G Roland was a warrior from the Land of the Midnight Sun G D A With a Thompson gun for hire, fighting to be done Bm D G The deal was made in Denmark on a dark and stormy day G —Preceding … … It is the last song he ever performed in front of an audience, on The Late Show with David Letterman, before his death in 2003. Afterward, he continues … "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" is a song composed by Warren Zevon and David Lindell and performed by Zevon. "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner" is a song composed by Warren Zevon and David Lindell and performed by Zevon. Roland becomes the phantom "headless Thompson gunner" and eventually has his revenge, when he catches Van Owen in a Mombasa bar and guns him down.
Roland the headless thompson gunner Norway's son won't stop till he sums up the score They can still see his headless body stalking through the night In the muzzle flash of Roland's thompson gun (2x) Roland searched the continent for the man who done him in He found him in Mombasa in a barroom drinking gin Roland aimed his thompson gun, he didn't say a word But he blew Van Owen's body, from … Roland the Thompson gunner... His comrades fought beside him - Van Owen and the rest But of all the Thompson gunners, Roland was the best So the CIA decided they wanted Roland dead That son-of-a-bitch Van Owen blew off Roland's head Roland the headless Thompson gunner Norway's bravest son Time, time, time For another peaceful war But time stands still for Roland 'Til he evens up the score … HELLO!!!!