"Both Sides of the Gun" as written by and Ben ...
Living these days is making me nervous
Archaic doctrine no longer serve us
Now we're left as silent witnesses
We don't know quite what this is
Other than a war that can't be won

I feel like I'm crowded, I can't get out
World keeps on filling me up with doubt
When you're trapped you got no voice
Where you're born you got no choice
Other than to go and take you some

One dimensional fool
In a three dimensional world

Politics, it's a drag
They put one foot in the grave
And the other on the flag
Systems rotten to the core
Young and old deserve much more
Than struggling every day until you're done

Too much to mention
Living on both sides of the gun

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"Both Sides of the Gun" as written by Ben C Harper

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    General CommentPretty straightforward, if you ask me.
    We all contradict ourselves.
    iforgoton July 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think "Both Sides of the Gun" means we live our lives under pressure because we always have a gun pointed at us, and that makes us have to point a gun at someone else. Say you live in the ghetto, you can't help it if you're born into poverty. You feel "trapped and got no voice" so all you can do is "go and take you some" by pointing a gun at someone else. The rotten system of government we have is a major factor in all this tension we live with on a daily basis, like they're holding a gun at us. That's just what I think of to explain such a terrific song!
    cenglejron July 20, 2007   Link

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