0:00/???
  1. Mercenary Life

From the recording Lusitanian Heroes

In cart Not available Out of stock

Most of Hannibal's army consisted of mercenaries, many from Africa.

Lyrics

Well it’s a mercenary life and I chose it, I take my sword out and I live by it
Well I ain’t been home for ten years now, my wife’s alone and I don’t know how
We’ve got a kid we’ve got a cow but I keep on fighting
Well it’s a mercenary life and I chose it, I take my sword out and I live by it
Living with a sword in my hand
Well I’ve been around the world take my chance take my money
I’m just looking for the sunrise
And my work’s on the battle gound,thunder of horses
Steel-on-steel is the only sound
Oh I see a thousand face every day a different sight and sound
And I heard them cry in a hundred places
They’re lonely now I hear the horses breathing and the trumpet sound
Well it’s a mercenary life and I chose it, I take my sword out and I live by it
Well it’s a mercenary life and I chose it, I take my sword out and I live by it
I’m not a man with a battle plan
Well you may think I’m a cruel man cos I live by the sword that’s who I am
But I tell you rome has got a plan they’re gonna take the freedom from your land.
Hannibal is my hero, and I trust him with my own life
I saw seventy thousand fall one day on the plains in the battle of Cannae.