"Rest in peace" as written by Nuno Bettencourt, Gary F. Cherone and Jimi Hendrix....
Let's talk of peace,
Sounds so cliche
A novelty,
Catch phrase of the day
Middle, index,
Sign of the time
Just as complex,
As water to

Someone said
Give peace a chance
And, that's all that we're saying
While we're sitting
On the fence
Pretending,
Our hearts are in the right place
But, your face
Shows a trace of

Hypocrisy,
Don't tread on me,
Now you can see

Make love not war,
Sounds so absurd, to me
We can't afford
To say these words, lightly
Or else our world
Will truly, rest in peace

Let's not pretend,
To justify
Rather amend,
Where treasures lie
Straight through the heart,
Peace can be found
That's where you start,
Not all around

Someone said
Give peace a chance
And, that's all that we're saying
While we're sitting
On the fence
Pretending,
Our hearts are in the right place
But, your face
Shows a trace of

Hypocrisy,
Don't tread on me, boy
Now you can see


Lyrics submitted by kevlar_soul

"Rest in Peace" as written by Jimi Hendrix Gary F. Cherone

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    General CommentThis song is about the hypocrites who cry for peace but are in truth belligerent against anyone who doesn't see things their way. Gary, IMHO, is a very underrated lyricist. His lyrics are very intelligent and thought-provoking...it's too bad he was overshadowed by Nuno's fireworks, fantastic guitarist that he was.
    Vozzyon February 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlthough now I think on, I've just fallen into exactly the same trap; I've highlighted faults, picked nits, then offered little or nothing positive of my own by way of recompense.

    Bugger.
    TragedyTrouserson September 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMake love, not war
    Sounds so absurd to me
    We can't afford
    to say these words, lightly
    Or else our world
    Will truly rest in peace

    Says it all really. War will destroy the planet etc
    SpritCrusheron December 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always found these lyrics a little disappointing.

    It's all very well to give aggro little hippies like Lennon the kicking they deserve for the hypocrisy inherent in sermonising harmony from their angry balconies, but you kind of have to, y'know, *come up with something better yourself*, or you're just leaving yourself prone to coming across as equally didactic.

    Super riffs tho. :oP
    TragedyTrouserson September 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOye vay! I spot 'Voodoo Child' in there!
    chuckofalltradeson December 28, 2010   Link

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