Green Day - 21 Guns Lyrics

Green Day 21st Century Breakdown cover art
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Do you know what's worth fighting for,
When it's not worth dying for?
Does it take your breath away
And you feel yourself suffocating?
Does the pain weigh out the pride?
And you look for a place to hide?
Did someone break your heart inside?
You're in ruins

One, twenty one guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, twenty one guns
Throw up your arms into the sky,
You and I

When you're at the end of the road
And you lost all sense of control
And your thoughts have taken their toll
When your mind breaks the spirit of your soul
Your faith walks on broken glass
And the hangover doesn't pass
Nothing's ever built to last
You're in ruins

One, twenty one guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, twenty one guns
Throw up your arms into the sky,
You and I

Did you try to live on your own
When you burned down the house and home?
Did you stand too close to the fire?
Like a liar looking for forgiveness from a stone

When it's time to live and let die
And you can't get another try
Something inside this heart has died
You're in ruins

One, twenty one guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, twenty one guns
Throw up your arms into the sky,

One, twenty one guns
Lay down your arms
Give up the fight
One, twenty one guns
Throw up your arms into the sky,
You and I

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Song of the Century
  • 2 21st Century Breakdown
  • 3 Know Your Enemy
  • 4 ¡Viva la Gloria!
  • 5 Before the Lobotomy
  • 6 Christian’s Inferno
  • 7 Last Night on Earth
  • 8 East Jesus Nowhere
  • 9 Peacemaker
  • 10 Last of the American Girls
  • 11 Murder City
  • 12 ¿Viva la Gloria? (Little Girl)
  • 13 Restless Heart Syndrome
  • 14 Horseshoes and Handgrenades
  • 15 The Static Age
  • 16 21 Guns
  • 17 American Eulogy: Mass Hysteria / Modern World
  • 18 See the Light


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tre Cool, John Phillips, David Robert Jones
    album: Track 16 in album 21st Century Breakdown
    release date: 2009-5-12
    popularity : 164 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Punk
    length: 5:22
    Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624980216
    script: Latin