"Amen" as written by John Angus Winfield and James William Somerville....
It's another night in hell
Another child won't live to tell
Can you imagine what it's like to starve to death

And as we sit free and well
Another soldier has to yell
Tell my wife and children I love them in his last breath

C'mon now amen, amen, amen

Habitual offenders, scumbag lawyers with agendas
I'll tell you sometimes people I don't know what's worse
Natural disasters or these wolves in sheep clothes pastors
Now damn it I'm scared to send my children to church
And how can we seek salvation when our nations race relations
Got me feeling guilty of being white
But faith in human nature, our creator and our savior, I'm no saint
But I believe in what is right

C'mon now amen, amen
I said amen, amen

Stop pointing fingers and take some blame,
Pull your future away from the flame
Open up your mind and start to live
Stop short changing your neighbors
Living off hand outs and favors, and maybe
Give a little bit more than you got to give

Simplify, testify, identify, rectify
And if I get high stop being so uptight
It's only human nature and I am not a stranger
So baby won't you stay with me tonight

[INSERT JAPANESE TRANSLATION]

It's a matter of salvation from them patience up above,
So don't give up so damn easy on the one you love, one you love
Somewhere you got a brother, sister, friend, grandmother, niece or nephew
Just dying to be with you
You know there's someone out there who unconditionally, religiously, loves you
So just hold on 'cause you know it's true
And if you can take the pain
And you can withstand anything, and one day
Stand hand in hand with the truth

I said amen, I said amen
I said amen, I said amen,

Amen


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"Amen" as written by John Angus Winfield, James William Somerville

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    General CommentFirst of all this is an awesome song.

    "And how can we seek salvation when our nation's race relations
    Got me feeling guilty of being white"

    This statement is made out of frustration. At first glance the listener may interpret this as referring to "America oppressing blacks." However, a closer look at the wording and context reveals differently.

    Kid Rock, as well as many other "white" men and women, as myself and wife, have become frustrated with the media and political attempts to force blame and guilt onto this generation of whites for our nations history of slavery which occurred hundreds of years before we were born, as well as racial oppression which was also prevalent before we were born.

    Nothing can be done to fix the past. We can only move forward. "Why should a man feel guilty for something he didn't do?" I believe that is the very attitude of this statement.

    Note: No one owes an African American, White, Asian, Mexican, ect. ANY SPECIAL ATTENTION due to race.

    The Jews were oppressed for hundreds of years. It ain't right- but it was part of progression and domestication of human beings.

    God bless every race.
    twalker22on October 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems different from what he usually does.
    It's real and thoughful. It's good.
    angeleyes07on October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou know there's someone out there who unconditionally, religiously loves you

    Think he is talking about Jesus? I also think that or about a girl or a significant other who just loves you.. Wants you to pull through whatever situation you're going through.

    I originally thought this was Black Crowes when I heard it.
    bearfan34on December 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere's a better chance people might believe Hitler to sing these lyrics than Kid Rock.
    "I'm no saint but I believe in what is right"

    Another preachy song...bleh.
    fukkface666on December 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti joined this site just so i could comment on this song. this is the most rediculous, preachy, cliche piece of crap. seriously, this is not "real". not one original idea is in this piece. although, it is kid rock so i dont know why im so surprised. i cannot stand these type of talking "songs", whose only purpose is to shove some idealistic hippylove bullshit down everyones throat. he makes me ashamed to share some of the same views. ugh. cliche.
    uhohkelsoon December 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just thought I'd tell you what the "There is a part here where I have no idea at all what he says" is.

    When a calls away
    To break the sound
    I'm faden down, I need someone
    Oh to be someone
    They just sinken down, and holden back
    I hold the dawn and run
    They don't save a child
    Oh, to save a child
    Mathias.3on January 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAs a Christian i take serious offense to the fact he says GodD***It and then in the next verse is praising God it is completely contradictory. With that being said the rest of the lyrics are realistic he is basically telling the world the truth finally someone is doing it.
    suzyq10125on January 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is possibly the worst lyric to which my ears have ever been subjected. At first I thought it was Steven Tyler, that would've been a REAL letdown. Even as it is, when did Kid Rock go from being an American bad ass to being a hectoring, hypocritical paranoiac with a facade of religiosity? This is garbage from the first syllable to the last.
    DJacques75on February 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell his intention of the song was good.
    But his lyrics aren't all that's great.
    I don't know in the end its lame.
    robertohon February 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHe was challanged by his producer or someone to make a song that was deeper than he usually makes. Apperantly he thought of the most meaningful word in the english lang. was Amen and that's what he came up with.
    I don't like it.
    Stone_Me_Mron March 02, 2008   Link

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