Let's save our arms, knives, tanks and guns.
Let's put them in the shed until we fight a war not based on assumption.
Let's save our bombs and set our sights on
faith-based initiatives that only work for some.

We need to save the war for something worth our lives.
Let's spend some time stopping blatant gay hate crimes.
We need to keep the war reserved for something big
like religious zealots that wanna murder gay kids.

How do you find that you'll prevent suicide
by telling a teenage lesbian to go find Jesus?
One love. One people. That's what we need.
But we're focusing on all the wrong things
Besides, fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity.

We cannot stand for this.
I can't believe we're gonna let 'em kill the kids.

We need to save the war for something worth our lives.
Like Comissions Acts recinding all our rights.
We need to keep the war reserved for something big.
Not just trying to put the fear into the kids.

Holy fuck! Oh good lord! Oh my god! Oh MY god! Oh shit! Oh shit! Oh
God! Oh God! Oh No!!!

Lyrics submitted by crazynines

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    General CommentFrom their Myspace:
    Anyway, about the song... this song is generally about how I felt when our government stepped in and said that 1-800-SUICIDE should work with more faith-based suicide prevention methods instead of doing what the hopeline did which
    allowed equal methods for LGBT teens. Naively, I couldn't believe that something so discriminatory could still happen in our country, and this concerned a cause that I had thought was so fucking obviously positive that I spent quite a bit of time a few years ago getting petitions filled out at shows for that initial federal funding. And of course, while all this shit is happening, all the country seems to talk about is a war a majority of us feel we shouldn't have been involved in in the first place. So I guess the underlying theme is that singling out gay teens for death is a really not cool.
    crazynineson April 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAlso from their Myspace:
    that last "oh shit oh shit oh god oh god oh no" was 4/5 stolen from We Versus the Shark. On their upcoming EP of Bees EP there is a line that goes "oh shit oh shit oh god oh no." I had tried to come up with different things to put in there, but it just didn't work, plus Luke said it was okay to steal. I added an extra Oh God for good measure. Suck on that, Sharks.

    Oh yeah, that fighting for peace, fucking etc line was stolen from a conversation with Steve Foote. That'll learn ya to put me on yr album covr.
    crazynineson April 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpretty self-explanatory. anyway, i love this song.
    SomeoneCoolon August 02, 2007   Link

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