Another gun for hire, just another day
When you are done, you just abuse it, whatever you say

If you were offered some, would you wanna bite the hand?
Would you betray a friend to prove you're cold and then walk away?

We were born with nothin'
I don't want, but you need something
You want glory, I need none
And it's coming between us

People are born with
People are born without
Some people have
And others want what some go without
Some people live free
Some people just want more
As for me, I got all that I need
Yeah

Do you still think that we're not brave if we don't bleed?
We've seen so much blood and violence already, how much do you need?

You howl and fight your war and talk of being free
Won't let you in, they're just using you, so why won't you see?
See...

Some people are born so much closer to the sun
Holdin' out their hands and grabbin' golden rays, they are the chosen few

But we both know of course that that's not you or me
And I'd be telling the truth if I said it don't matter, so how bout you?

Can you tell me really, you don't need it, you don't want it?
If you can cool, if you can't
The difference between us

People are born with
People are born without
Some people have
And others want what some go without
Some people live free
Some people just want more
As for me, I got all that I need
Don't got much, but I got all that I need

Some people are always reachin' for some things they don't need
I tell you now
With thoughts like that there will never be enough
Some people are always struggling for something that is not
I'll tell you something now
I'm really fine
Just loving what I got
Yeah, loving what I got
Loving what I got
Loving what I got


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    General CommentI love this song!!! Steve Conte absolutely rocks. This song has a really good message without sounding hokey or anything.
    It's also on the first OST for Wolf's Rain; I haven't seen the entire series yet so I don't know if it is featured in any episodes, but it should be, lol.
    Beta7on January 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe thing that always blows me away about this song is the sheer skill of Steve Conte's guitar playing. Such clean chord voicings and tone, plus the colours of percussiveness when he hits the wood of the guitar...what a pro. I know Yoko-sama is behind all the music but Conte has it down.

    But yeah, this song is about humans today and how bad they are treating a) one another ("You want glory, I need none", "Some people live free/Some people just want more") and b) the world ("Some people are always reachin' for some things they don't need/I tell you now/With thoughts like that there will never be enough", "Can you tell me really, you don't need it, you don't want it?").
    Pretty profound lyrical message, i like it.

    I'm musing over the 'title' line: "If you were offered some, would you wanna bite the hand?
    Would you betray a friend to prove you're cold and then walk away?"
    I think it might be saying something about how all humans do is take whatever they want, if only to prove that they're higher ("prove you're cold") and more dominant than all the other species on earth.
    Marty256on June 12, 2008   Link

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