Against Me! - White People for Peace Lyrics

Against Me! New Wave cover art
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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
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 New Wave
  • 2 Up the Cuts
  • 3 Thrash Unreal
  • 4 White People for Peace
  • 5 Stop!
  • 6 Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart
  • 7 Piss and Vinegar
  • 8 Americans Abroad
  • 9 Animal
  • 10 The Ocean


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Thomas James Gabel
    album: Track 4 in album New Wave
    release date: 2007-7-10
    popularity : 119 users have visited this page.
    length: 3:36
    producer: Butch Vig
    mixer: Butch Vig
    recorded by: Billy Bush
    additional editor: Dorian Crozier
    assistant engineer: Charlie Stavish, Alek Edmonds, Craig Durrance and Claudius Mittendorfer
    composer: Laura Jane Grace
    lyricist: Laura Jane Grace
    Album Information
    label: Sire Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624999430
    script: Latin