What does Afraid to Shoot Strangers mean?

Iron Maiden: Afraid to Shoot Strangers Meaning

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Afraid to Shoot Strangers Lyrics

Lying awake at night I wipe the sweat
from my brow
But it's not the fear 'cos
I'd rather go now

Trying to visualize the horrors that
will lay ahead
But desert sand mound a burial ground

When it comes to the time
Are we partners in...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 2nd 2013 !⃝

    in my view the song is about a soldier or soldiers in the first (or correctly speaking 2nd) gulf war started by bush senior. the song describes the feelings of a soldier his fears and his thoughts connected with fighting. t is a highly critical piece of art.

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