I've got a friend who's a pure bred killing machine.
He said he's waited his whole damn life for this
I knew him well when he was 17, now he's a man who'll be dead by Christmas and...

So, everybody's gone to war
But we don't know what we're fighting for,
Don't tell me it's a worthy cause
No cause could be so worthy

If love is a drug I guess we're all sober,
If hope is a song I guess it's all over,
How to have faith when faith is a crime,
I don't want to die

If God's on our side then God is a joker
Sleeps on the job his children fall over
Running out through the door and straight to the sky
I don't want to die.

For every man who wants to rule the world
Will be a man who just wants to be free
But do we learn that what should not be learned
Do they define a cure for this disease

So, everybody's gone to war
But we don't know what we're fighting for,
Don't tell me it's a worthy cause
No cause could be so worthy

If love is a drug I guess we're all sober,
If hope is a song I guess it's all over,
How to have faith when faith is a crime,
I don't want to die

If God's on our side then God is a joker
Sleeps on the job his children fall over
Running out through the door and straight to the sky
I don't want to die.

I, I-I, I

I, I-I, I

Don't want to die
I-I don't want to die

So, everybody's gone to war
But we don't know what we're fighting for,
Don't tell me it's a worthy cause
No cause could be so worthy

If love is a drug I guess we're all sober,
If hope is a song I guess it's all over,
How to have faith when faith is a crime,
I don't want to die

If God's on our side then God is a joker
Sleeps on the job his children fall over
Running out through the door and straight to the sky
I don't want to die.

I, I-I, I
I, I-I, I
Don't want to die
I-I don't want to die

I've got a friend, he's a pure bred killing machine,
I think he might be dead by Christmas.


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Everybody's Gone To War song meanings
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    General CommentNerina Pallot from The Sun 21/4/06

    The war had just begun and I knew people who were going out there to serve, people I went to school with. I am anti the occupation of Iraq but the song was a personal response - from a purely selfish point of view, I just want the people I know out there to be okay. And for them to come home soon.
    Onlineon May 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood song, brilliant video, good poppy antiwar song, no war is over (if you want it), but what is.
    uncledubon July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat anti-war song, she's completely right, we're forgetting what we're fighting for! I like the video too.
    littleangelon August 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song. Favourite line, 'Don't tell me it's a worthy cause/No cause could be so worthy'
    Prisoner.I.Wason September 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGood call to nerina! My first love is over there and i just can't understand why... i just want him to come home ( even if it is to some-one else!)
    Tell me why again???
    allioopon September 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song rocks its clever and upbeat at the same time.
    wolf cubon October 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment@ clarkey89

    so your saying we should support them now there over there, also can we just get this point clear invading Iraq actually fuels terror rather than stops it news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/…
    necroGLon October 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is really good, but a tad idealistic. I love the lines:

    If love is a drug I guess we're all sober,
    If hope is a song I guess it's all over,
    How to have faith when faith is a crime,

    and

    But do we learn that what should not be learned
    Do they define a cure for this disease

    Really clever use of paradox! I love these lines.

    Oh my GOD!!! My Ipod was on shuffle and it just came up...that is SO weird. I love this song! Woo!
    I_heart_lyricson August 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe there isn't more comments on this song! it's all over Australian radios. I reallyreally like the lyrics perfect anti war song.
    hateme.on October 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the line
    "I-I don't want to die".

    Brilliant song!
    LouOstrichon February 29, 2008   Link

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