White People for Peace Lyrics

Against Me!


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Thomas James Gabel
album: Track 4 in album New Wave
release date: 2007-7-10
popularity : 59 users have visited this page.
length: 3:36
additional editor: Dorian Crozier
assistant engineer: Craig Durrance, Claudius Mittendorfer, Charlie Stavish, Alek Edmonds
mix: Butch Vig
producer: Butch Vig
recording: Billy Bush
composer: Laura Jane Grace
lyricist: Laura Jane Grace

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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

  • 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