Let Us Begin (What Are We Making Weapons For?) Song Lyrics

John Denver


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
writers: John Denver
album: Track 5 in album One World
release date: 1986-6
popularity : 19 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock
length: 5:59

Album Information

label: RCA
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 078635581126
script: Latin

Cover Art

John Denver One World cover art


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I am the son of a grassland farmer,
Western Oklahoma, nineteen forty-three.
I always felt grateful to live in the land of the free.
I gave up my father to South Korea,
The mind of my brother to Vietnam,
Now there's a banker who says I must give up my land.
There are four generations of blood in this topsoil,
Four generations of love on this farm.
Before I give up, I would gladly give up my right arm.

What are we making weapons for?
Why keep on feeding the war machine?
We take it right out of the mouths of our babies,
Take it away from the hands of the poor,
Tell me, what are we making weapons for?


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Love Is the Master
  • 2 Love Again
  • 3 I Remember You
  • 4 Hey There, Mr. Lonely Heart
  • 5 Let Us Begin (What Are We Making Weapons For?)
  • 6 Flying for Me
  • 7 Along for the Ride ('56 T-Bird)
  • 8 I Can't Escape
  • 9 True Love Takes Time
  • 10 One World
  • 11 It's a Possibility