Pardon my immortality
I'm Martin Luther shooting back on the balcony
Escaping the Lorraine until they call in the cavalry
Alpha 184, oh Lord, nobody blast for me
In Memphis, on the day of the assassination of Martin Luther King, it is rumoured that Special Forces stationed an ‘Alpha 184’ Team on the scene, before any of the events had unfolded, to ensure the assassination of Kind in case James Earl Ray was unable to finish his assignment (that of assassinating Martin Luther).
With this concept, punch uses the wordplay between ‘oh lord’ and ‘blasphemy,’ cleverly adopting a religious motif into a politically charged line. He uses this wordplay to say that he doesn’t want anybody to ‘blast for me,’ (homophonous with ‘blasphemy.’ He uses this statement to say that he’d rather be a martyr than have people shoot back at the assassin, or to defend him. .
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