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Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette

by Celtic Legacy

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This is a cover version of a track written by Jim Page.

We have secured the permission of
a) the songwriter to use his material; and
b) the copyright holder, by way of a purchased & valid license for its use as a free download.

Celtic Legacy will not be charging any monies for this track and it is not to be used for sale on any other sites. We ask you to respect the work of the author.

We would appreciate it if you could donate a royalty to the songwriter or perhaps buy some of his music. To do so, please visit Jim Page's Bandcamp at jimpage.bandcamp.com


They dropped the bomb in '45 to end the world war
No-one had ever seen such a terrible sight before
The world looked on with eyes wide to see where it might lead
The politics of power, they passed around their seed
It was a time to remember, we never can forget
They were playin' Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Russian Roulette

They arose like the saviours of our modern human race
With radiation haloes, that hung about their face
With the key to the sure-cure, the treatment of our Ills
A hot-shot of cobalt, and a pocket-full of pills
Speaking always of the enemy, who lurked across the sea
While they crept in among us like a carrier disease

Deep down inside the bunkers of the concrete and the lead
Einstein's disciples working steadily ahead
Making heavy metal power-plants to fire the city lights
All you can hear in the underground is the humming through the night
And the walls of tight security, circle all around
Where they spill out their poison and bury it in the ground

I know the minds behind them, they are riddled full of holes
Not to be trusted with their hands at the controls
Their eyesight it is twisted by the glory of their careers
The heaped praise and flattery is music to their ears
To listen to them talk about how it hasn't happened yet's
Like playing Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Russian Roulette


released October 30, 2020
John Bonham: Vocals
Dave Morrissey: Guitars/Keyboards/Drum Programming
Dave Boylan: Bass

Produced by Dave Morrissey

Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette
©James Patrick Page

Recorded with the kind permission of the author and under licence obtained from The Harry Fox Agency, Inc.


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Celtic Legacy Dublin, Ireland

Celtic Legacy is an Irish heavy metal band formed in 1997.

Of the 3 albums the band released during the initial 12-year period, Resurrection - the second album is widely regarded as the band's high water mark. The album received incredible reviews upon release

The band's current album, Redux, was released on October 31st 2022.
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