Who Sang This Means War!? Petra

Petra This Means War! cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1987
length: 3:32
membranophone: Louie Weaver
lead vocals: John Schlitt
background vocals: John Elefante, John Schlitt, Mark Kelly and John Lawry
guitar: Bob Hartman
keyboard: John Lawry
additional membranophone: Tom Hrbacek
bass guitar: Mark Kelly
Lyrics
Words and music by Bob Hartman
Based on Romans 16:20, Isaiah 14:12-15

Son of the morning - highest of all
You had so much going till you took the fall
Had a place in the glory but you wanted it all
Impossible odds but you had the gall
It seemed so unlikely that you would rebel
Such a worthy opponent that you knew so well
But you went down fighting when you heard the bell
Took a third down from heaven when you went to hell

(Chorus)
This means war - and the battle's still raging
War - and though both sides are waging
The Victor is sure and the victory secure
But till judgment we all must endure
This means war!

Then came the cross - you thought you had won
You thought you had conquered God's only Son
"So much for Jesus," you said in jest
Then you got a visit from an unwelcome guest

Now it's all over down to the wire
Counting the days to your own lake of fire
But you'll go down fighting for all that you're worth
To try to abolish His image on earth

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 This Means War!
  • 2 He Came, He Saw, He Conquered
  • 3 Get on Your Knees and Fight Like a Man
  • 4 I Am Available
  • 5 Kenaniah
  • 6 You Are My Rock
  • 7 The Water Is Alive
  • 8 Don’t Let Your Heart Be Hardened
  • 9 Dead Reckoning
  • 10 All the King’s Horses

  • Release information
    label: Star Song Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin