"Holy War" as written by and Matthew Sweet....
I've spent twenty years learning to live
In a world that takes back all that it gives
But I do not want a war

'Cause I'm not in for killing another man
Defending my holy land
As if there's a god who would understand

Feeding the promised land
With your blood by my own hand
At Allah's own command
At Allah's own command

I've spent twenty years learning to live
In a world that takes back all that it gives
But I do not want a war

I don't know what's going on
In the scenes behind
I worry about it some of the time
And I hope there's not a war

'Cause I'm not in for killing another man
Defending my holy land
As if there's a god who would understand

And I would walk across highways
To find my fate
If that might settle your crude debate
But I do not want a war

'Cause I'm not in for killing another man
Defending my holy land
As if there's a god who would understand

Feeding the promised land
With your blood by my own hand
At allah's own command
At allah's own command

I came up from the desert and here I will die
Tooth for tooth and an eye for an eye
Though I didn't want a war

I went in for killing another man
Defending my holy land
As if there's a god who would understand
As if there's a god who would understand
I went in for killing another man
Defending my holy land
As if there's a god who would understand
As if there's a god who would understand
Oh yeah...



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"Holy War" as written by Matthew Sweet

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    General CommentWow. The fact that Matthew Sweet wrote this before 9/11 shows how awesome he really is. It's basically about the hypocrisy of Jihad, or Holy War. I didn't think the guy who wrote "Girlfriend" could be political too, but I guess I was wrong. I don't know if you could apply this to the war the Iraq, since it's not about Holy War, but rather a power struggle.
    zaphodbeeblebrox42on March 23, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's about people who justify persecution, death, and destruction as "Holy". The hypocrisy of killing in the name of "God". Not necessarily about just the Jihad, but about how everyone thinks it's ok to tailor things to fit explanations that justify them and how, if there is a "God" or what have you, he'd obviously see through it...
    Bustakapon July 02, 2004   Link

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