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Fire Of Unknown origin
Veteran of the Psychic Wars
is a song by Blue Öyster Cult from their album Fire of Unkown Origin from 1981. The Song was written by Eric Bloom  and Michael Moorcock. The lyrics are from the point of view of the Eternal Champion, as he laments his fate.

LyricsEdit

You see me now a veteran

of a thousand psychic wars

I've been living on the edge so long

Where the winds of limbo roar

And I'm young enough to look at

And far too old to see

All the scars are on the inside

I'm not sure that there's anything left to me

Don't let these shakes go on

It's time we had a break from it

It's time we had some leave

We've been living in the flames

We've been eating up our brains

Oh please don't let these shakes go on

You ask me why I'm weary, why I can't speak to you

You blame me for my silence say It's time I changed and grew

But the war's still going on, dear, and there's no end that I know

And I can't say if we're ever...

I can't say if were ever gonna be free

Don't let these shakes go on

It's time we had a break from it

It's time we had some leave

We've been living in the flames

We've been eating out our brains

Oh please don't let these shakes go on

You see me now a veteran of a thousand psychic wars

My energy's spent at last And my armor is destroyed

I have used up all my weapons and I'm helpless and bereaved

Wounds are all I'm made of

Did I hear you say that this is victory?

Don't let these shakes go on It's time we had a break from it

Send me to the rear

Where the tides of madness swell

And it's sliding into hell

Oh please don't let these shakes go on

Don't let these shakes go on

Don't let these shakes go on

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Blue Oyster Cult Veteran of the Psychic Wars

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