lifeblood: songs: lyrics: peace song


now everybody's looking for a little peace of mind
we're a generation running out of time
there's a bomb, there's a man
there's a gun in his hand yeah
nobody smiles at strangers we're scared from birth
afraid the man's gonna take us for all that we're worth
strip us of our pride
make a strike from inside
come on and tell me
how long will we be victims of fear
with a man and a gun and the "day after" fear
jesus smile down upon your children
smile down upon your family

even lovers have trouble at hand
what's your preference where do you stand
you get all uptight about it
wanna fight about it
wanna fight about love
no no no
wanting independence separate but equal
a lover here another there
one more for the sequel to the heartache
how much more can we take
won't you tell me
how long will we be victims of fear
with a man and a gun and the "day after" fear
jesus smile down upon your children
smile down upon your family

now i'm talking about
altruism and unification
we forgotten what that means
cynicism in this mighty nation
and hatred is spitting us right at the seams

oh but i still believe that good will prevail
and if we don't ever try
it's damn sure that we'll fail
lose another day
the american way
so come all believers
come all races
start looking at the souls
not at the faces
and we're there
and we're learning to care
i want to know baby
how long will we be victims of fear
with a man and a gun and the "day after" fear
jesus smile down upon your children
smile down upon your family
jesus smile down upon your children
smile down upon your family

words and music by emily saliers
as performed on blue food


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