Monday, February 27, 2012

21 GUNS


Green Day -  21 Guns  -  Cast Version

Songwriters: PHILLIPS, JOHN EDMUND ANDREW / BOWIE, DAVID / ARMSTRONG, BILLIE JOE / PRITCHARD, MICHAEL / WRIGHT, FRANK III
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, 21 guns
Lay down your arms, give up the fight
One, 21 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, 21 guns
Lay down your arms, give up the fight
One, 21 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, 21 guns
Lay down your arms, give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky

One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms, give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky, you and I

Lyrics Provided By ZoneLyrics.net

H/T to Randy M

5 comments:

Bizzy Brain said...

Lyrics read alone, without music, pictures, or commentary, come across as truly schizophrenic.

Dr S said...

BB - a lot of song lyrics are bizarre when read, and thus, I don't even try to figure them out! This particular song can resonate differently with different folks - one friend finds it powerfully anti-war.

Bizzy Brain said...

Guess that's part of the mystery of music. Another part of the mystery is how, way back when, teenage girls knew the lyrics to all the slow ones. For the benefit of you Mennonites, when a guy danced with those girls cheek to cheek, they would do their own sing along.

Relaxed my Bizzy Brain said...

High quality music video. quite interesting to watch in the recording studio setting. Thanks for posting!

Dr S said...

Yer welcum Bizzy!