"Which Way Are You Goin'" as written by and James Croce....
Which way are you going, which side will you be on
Will you stand and watch while, all the seeds of hate are sown
Will you stand with those who say, let his will be done
One hand on the bible
One hand on the gun
One hand on the bible
One hand on the gun

Which way are you looking, is it hard to see
Do you say what's wrong for him, is not wrong for me
You walk the streets, righteousness but you refuse to understand
You say you love the baby
Then you crucify the man
You say you love the baby
Then you crucify the man

Everyday, things are changing, words once honored turned to lies
People wondering, can you blame them
Its to far to run, and to late to hide

Now you turn your back on, all the things that you used to preach
Now its let him live in freedom, if he lives like me
Well you light has changed, confusion rains, what have you become
All your olive branches turned to spears
When your flowers turned to guns
Your olive branches turned to spears
When your flowers turned to guns


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"Which Way Are You Goin" as written by James Croce

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    General CommentI think that this song is about conflicting moral beliefs and actions that people often comit behind the veil of religion. It's such a beautiful, poignant song!
    Strawberrywishon April 04, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is about the arrogance, apathy, hypocrisy, and fundamentalism of religious ideology.

    (Apathy)
    "Will you stand and watch while all the seeds of hate are sown?
    Will you stand with those who say 'let his will be done'?"

    (Hypocrisy)
    "Do you say what's wrong for him, is not wrong for me?"

    (Arrogance)
    "You walk the streets, righteousness but you refuse to understand"

    (Hypocrisy, Anti-Abortion but Pro-Death Penalty)
    "You say you love the baby"

    (Fundamentalism)
    "Now its let him live in freedom, if he lives like me"
    nelliewilsonon November 30, 2014   Link

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