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If I Had a Rocket Launcher is a song by Bruce Cockburn, from his album Stealing Fire.

The song was inspired by Cockburn's visit, sponsored by OXFAM, to Guatemalan refugee camps in Mexico following the military torture campaign of dictator Efraín Ríos Montt. Although Cockburn had occasionally touched on political themes in his earlier songs, "If I Had a Rocket Launcher" was his first explicitly political song to be released as a single, and earned him a new reputation… read more

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  • Avatar for gotgore101
    Love the guitar......I saw him in the 80s.....awesome man!!!
  • Avatar for radio_face
    I have one
  • Avatar for TuneBlendR
    Hearing a great Live version...
  • Avatar for jamboxdj
    I like the song, but it has cheeseball 80's sounds all over.
  • Avatar for Drazba
    popular song for him in the day
  • Avatar for bootknapper
    I must say this is very nice music
  • Avatar for mccaroll
    A radio program "the acoustic storm", played this song shorting after 9/11, I thought it expressed my thoughts and feeling accurately. As a pacifist, I struggled with these feelings; however, I have to admit, I felt that way for the first time in my life, and still experience these feelings today.
  • Avatar for activefinch
    very interesing guitar work in this song
  • Avatar for Eye_Gore
    I'd love for him and Ani DiFranco to share one stage featuring their unique guitar techniques.
  • Avatar for Eye_Gore
    Hey Bruce, can I borrow that rocket launcher for my asshole neighbor?

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