"Human Shields" as written by Burton C. Bell, Raymond Herrera and Christian Olde Wolbers....
So much violence in our name
A life, a silence masked in shame

Children running in the streets
Soldier boots are on their feet
Mothers bare the burdens of our defeats
Fathers are on their knees praying for mercy

So much violence in our name
Holding me like your shield
Holding me like your shield
So much violence in our name
A life, a silence masked in shame

No more, no more, no more (no more)
No more, no more, no more (no more)
No more, no more, no more (no more)
No more, no more, no more (no more)

Holding me like your shield
Holding me like your shield
Holding me like your shield
Holding me like your shield

No more violence in our name
No more violence in our name

No more, no more, no more


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"Human Shields" as written by Christian Olde Wolbers Burton C. Bell

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    General CommentThis song can be taken 2 ways if you think about it
    It takes on a war-like stand point but if you read further into it it could also be about being with someone who just got out of an abusive relationship

    "holding me like your shield" basically meaning that you had to be strong for him/her and you're basically what makes him/her feel protected
    "No More Violence in our name" Shows that the past is dead

    Eh just a thought
    GhostWishingon April 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think Burton is talking about how the actions of a government do not automatically represent the standpoint of the people, but how it is the common man, who ultimately bares the brunt. A good example, being the Iraq conflict.
    quiffpornon February 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti see it as being more war and corporate related than anything family/relationship oriented
    Templar0220on January 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfirst of all, this song is really moving - really beats right into u

    and id have 2 agree with quiffporn for a change
    Coldbreath1on February 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhy is it every damn song on this site have some idiot commenting about how "This song also says a lot about relationships"?!
    Even in the slightest way, this song has nothing to do with your little internet hussy using you, I'm sorry dude.
    SouthOfHeavenon July 19, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think its about the US soldiers helping the civilians because they watched innocent people get shot to death by the Al-Qaeda and its also about the soldiers feeling lost after the bloodshed they witnessed

    the lines;

    "Mothers bare the burdens of our defeats
    Fathers are on their knees, praying for mercy"

    is talking about how the civilians cant stop the blood shed and utter slaughter caused by the Al-Qaeda
    Eddie2737on July 29, 2013   Link

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