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"D. O. A." (Dead on Arrival) is a song by Texas hard rock band Bloodrock released by Capitol Records in early 1971. The song is about an airplane crash victim and his girlfriend dying on the way to the hospital. The version of "D. O. A." released as a single is roughly half the length of the long album version found on Bloodrock 2. The motivation for writing this song was explained in 2005 by guitarist Lee Pickens. “When I was 17, I wanted to be an airline pilot,” Pickens said. “I had just gotten out of this airplane with a friend of mine, at this little airport, and I watched him take off. He went about 200 feet in the air, rolled and crashed.” The band decided to write a song around the incident and include it on their second album. In March 1971, many US radio stations and high schools banned "D. O. A.". Despite a lack of airplay, the single still reached number 36 on the Billboard chart. The song was included in a compilation album entitled "Death, Glory and Retribution" in 1985 that consisted of death, protest and "answer" songs by various artists.[1] 


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2000
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Laying here looking at the ceiling 
Someone lays a sheet across my chest 
Something warm is flowing down my fingers 
Pain is flowing all through my back 

I try to move my arms and there's no feeling 
And when I look I see there's nothing there 
The face beside me stopped it totally bleeding 
The girl I knew has such a distant stare 

I remember 
We were flying along and hit something in the air 
I remember 
We were flying along and hit something in the air 

Then I looked straight at the attendant 
His face is pale as it can be 
He bends and whispers something softly 
He says there's no chance for me 

I remember 
We were flying along and hit something in the air 
I remember 
We were flying along and hit something in the air 

Life is flowing out my body 
Pain is flowing out with my blood 
The sheets are red and moist where I'm lying 
God in Heaven, teach me how to die 

I remember 
We were flying along and hit something in the air 
I remember 
We were flying along and hit something in the air

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Bloodrock

Bloodrock was an American hard rock band, based in Fort Worth, Texas, that had considerable success in the 1970s, and was one of the earliest of a number of significant bands to emerge from the Fort Worth club and music scene during the early to mid 1970s. more »

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Written by: BENJAMIN LLOYD JOLLIFFE, FRASER MACLEOD TAYLOR, GUSTAV TOMAS WOOD, JOHN STUART TAYLOR, SIMON MITCHELL

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