White People for Peace – Song and Lyrics by Against Me!

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Written by: THOMAS JAMES GABEL

Duration: 3:31

Discover the poetic beauty in ‘White People for Peace’ by Against Me!. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Against Me! or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

East and West could not agree
So their generals gave call, gathered troops at the border
With guns at ready, drawn and aimed
Each side was praying to a God to bless them with strength and courage
It was in His name artillery lit the sky on fire
The people sang protest songs to try and stop the soldier’s gun

Protest songs in response to military aggression
Protest songs to try and stop the soldier’s gun
But the battle raged on

Sirens filled the air, and the ground shook with war
Civilian casualties had been a cost that was predetermined
When interviewed for report, victims pleaded in frustration
Their claim: that this was a war without reason
And bureaucrats engaged in debate to try and reach a resolution
The people sang protest songs to try and stop the soldier’s gun

Protest songs in response to military aggression
Protest songs to try and stop the soldier’s gun
Protest songs in response to military aggression
Protest songs to try and stop the soldier’s gun
But the battle raged on

While the broadcast, like their prayers, went unanswered and ignored
God, like the rest of the world, just watched in silence
There was purpose to be served, there were fortunes to be earned
Before a peace could be called to stop the fighting, they sang…

Protest songs in response to military aggression
Protest songs to try and stop the soldier’s gun
Protest songs in response to military aggression
Protest songs to try and stop the soldier’s gun
Protest songs in response to military aggression
Protest songs to try and stop the soldier’s gun
Protest songs in response to military aggression
Protest songs to try and stop the soldier’s gun
But the battle raged on