"Fire In the Sky" as written by and John Charles Wiltshire Butler....
Fire in the sky
Out of the blue and into the red depths
Time for you and I
To try to fall asleep
In the bed they've made us
All came crumbling down
Tears in our eyes
As it rained confusion
The whole world has changed

I don't understand
How one can kill a man
In the name of peace
That's ridiculous

They say eye for an eye
So they fire from the sky
And they come outta nowhere
Time for you and I
To turn on the big screen
See what's happenin'
And as those children diePawns in the game of
Collateral damage
The whole world goes mad

Standing here on quick sand
The more we fight we sink
And vengeance gives us hope
At least that's what we think
At least that's what we think, cause

As we make amends by
Getting our revenge
We sort nothing out
Just add to the doubt
And with God on both sides
Death is justified
Whatever the name
Then we're all to blame

So as the spirits fly
To honor those who've past
We've got to get along
While the time still lasts
Bury the hatchet deep
So we all can weeo
And heal all this pain
So, so we can live again
So, so we can live again
'cause

As we make amends by
Getting our revenge
We sort nothing out
Just add to the doubt
And with God on both sides
Death is justified
Whatever the name
Then we're all to blame
But I don't understand
How one can kill a man
In the name of peace
That's ridiculous
But I understand
That I will defend
My family from
Both sides of misery



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"Fire in the Sky" as written by John Charles Wiltshire Butler

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    General CommentReally great song.
    Who's to say no one is writing anti war songs like they used to?
    uratrtlon April 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis was instantly my favorite song on his new album. The lyrics are amazing.
    srandall6on April 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjohn butler is pretty good at songs like this (by pretty good i mean excellent) its definatly my favourite politically motivated song he has done so far, and i like how he deals with the religious element of war.
    matjimwilon June 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah...definitely one of my favorite songs on the album...so political, yet so catchy...it's political in way's you wouldn't (and don't) pick up on until you realize the lyrics....great anti-war song
    AllThreePartsOfMeon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are very good, and very catchy. How about the vocals, and especially the AWESOME guitar solo towards the end? it's a great song. Imagine this one live...
    Camidronon October 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can really only listen to it live. Maybe it's coz I've had the song since 2005 so it sounds strange from the studio, but I don't really like the staccato-sounding guitar bits. Flows much better in the live version, I think.
    hehehe_10on December 13, 2007   Link

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