"We Believe" as written by Benji Madden and Joel Madden....
There's a woman crying out tonight
Her world has changed
She asks God why
Her oldest son has died
And now her daughter cries
She can't sleep at night

Downtown
Another day for all the suits and ties
Another war to fight
There's no regard for life
How do they sleep at night
How can we make things right?
Just want to make this right

We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
In this love

We are all the same
Human in all our ways and all of pain
(So let it be)
There's a love that could fall down like rain
(Let us see)
Let forgiveness wash away the pain
(What we need)
And no one really knows what they are searching for
(We believe)
This world is crying for so much more

We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
In this love

So this world
Is too much
For you to take
Just lay it down and follow me
I'll be everything you need
In every way

We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
We believe
In this love
(In this love)
We believe
(In this love)
We believe
(In this love)
We believe
(In this love)


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"We Believe" as written by Joel Madden Benji Madden

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  • +1
    General Comment"There's a love that could fall down like rain
    Let forgiveness wash away the pain "

    Wonderful! This might be my favorite GC song. I love that they're not afraid to express their faith so openly in this song. I could be taking this out of context, but to me, there is an obvious christian message, especially with this line, (which is basically Jesus' message to the world):

    "So this world is too much for you to take,
    Just lay it down and follow me.
    I'll be everything you need in every way. "

    so lovely.
    ghostcoon April 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti have a funny feeling that they believe
    Braton January 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCheck on the Christian bit, unfortunately. "She asks God why" is a better question than these people realise - the problem of evil, one still unsolved by theists.

    Anyway, it's a beautiful song and the thread is great. It is sadly ruined by the last verse, very clearly a call from Jesus. This is precisely the attitude Ayaan Hirsi Ali reveals: a feeling that there is no point improving this world, or worrying about it, for instead we'll wrap ourselves up in the illusion of an afterlife. Truly the opiate of the people. An affirmation, moreover, that "we believe" simply sounds ridiculous: look at all the evil around us, and yet there is a god who honours Matthew 7:7 - "ask and you will receive"! Yes, we believe in him. Good Charlotte and millions of others need to wake up and *do* something about this evil they see, not trust in an old man in the sky to sort it out.

    Finally, there is the arrogant trash in the third verse: "Let forgiveness wash away the pain" with the pretentiousness that all future sins could be forgiven 1972 years ago, as well as that anyone but the person sinned against could forgive. "This world is crying for so much more" is again the blind, ignorant and bigoted trash also expressed in Luther's "Secular Authority" - that, firstly, this world is not good enough for us, we need divine validation; and even more stupidly, that were every person a Christian, there would be no pain, evil or crime. So incredibly mindless.

    Still, a great song.
    jodiendoon May 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much. The second verse rocks. <3
    oleanderon November 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone comment?!?!
    come on people, just becasue it's not released as a video doesent mean you shouldnt check it out.
    this song is so powerful.
    dementiaon November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust two comments is fucking shocking. This is easily Good Charlotte's finest work to date. Perfection in songwriting. Anyone who disagrees is a cunt. End of story.
    Poinsettiaon November 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, im happy to see that ppl enjoyed this song as much as i did, it just means so much to me... its very repetitive, but after the first part it just gives the listener a while to let it sink in and think of what he or she just heard... maybe that didnt make much sence but one of their best songs ever!
    Anonymous_music_guyon December 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It is definatly one of my favorites. To me it has a very strong meaning.
    MEST up GC kid 6on December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song and when i listen to it i can see a bit of joel and benjis christian side showing through in some of the lyrics and im not talking about the obvious ones like "She asked God Why"
    clairpatraon December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. it is really cool how its about the war in Iraq and how their world is being torn apart!
    maddyfon December 28, 2004   Link

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