Door Gunner

Story Behind The Song

I was a door gunner and combat SAR swimmer for 15 years but I have never seen such sad eye's as those Army Medivac Crewman flying mission back and forth between Afghanistan and Iraq. (Frank Leets / Lead Guitar and Vocals / Frankfurt 11)

Song Description

Many American Door Gunner's from Vietnam and the Iraqi wars have dealt with many emotions. The song high lights the anxiety one feels going there and returning home. When you get there you do what you can to get the job done but such an ugly reallity l

Song Length 3:58 Genre Rock - Heavy Metal, Rock - Hard Rock
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Frenzied, Heated Subject Judgement, Life
Similar Artists Iron Maiden, Skid Row Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Door Gunner

Their soaring far above the ground
Searching for meaning unfound
A silent reproach recedes again
Their voices screaming in wind

Hook
His country call to fight the War
This innocent child he exist no more

The hunt is on the fever breaks
Sweat and tears are running down his face
Anxiety melts he's on the hunt again
Kill or be killed, he must win

Hook
His country calls to fight the War
This innocent child he exist no more

Chorus

And now he knows just what it takes to harden his soul
The missions of an endless day, peaks his senses down spiraling array
And when he returns home as a man, he's a stranger to his own land
So now he closes out this way, searching for rainbows in the shade of day

Devastating reality shocked his sense of morality
He's trying to escape the void
His cannon roars endless noise

Hook
His country call to fight the War
This innocent child he exist no more

Solo

Chorus

And now he knows just what it takes to harden his soul
The missions of an endless day, peaks his senses down spiraling array
And when he returns home as a man, he's a stranger to his own land
So now he closes out this way, searching for rainbows in the shade of day

Solo

Lyrics Frankfurt 11 Music Frankfurt 11
Producer Ron Gardner / Inner Light Studio Publisher Frankfurt 11
Performance Frankfurt 11 Label Frankfurt 11

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