"Out of Our Heads" as written by Bill Bottrell and Sheryl Crow....
If you feel you want to fight me
There's a chain around your mind
When something is holding you tightly
What is real is so hard to find

Losing babies to genocide
Oh, where's the meaning in that plight
Can't you see that we've really bought into
Every word they proclaimed and every lie, oh

If we could only get out of our heads, out of our heads
And into our hearts
If we could only get out of our heads, out of our heads
And into our hearts

Someone's feeding on your anger
Someone's been whispering in your ear
You've seen his face before
You've been played before
These aren't the words you need to hear

Through the dawn of darkness blindly
You have blood upon your hands
All the world will treat you kindly
But only the heart can understand, oh understand

[Chorus]
If we could only get out of our heads, out of our heads
And into our hearts
Children of Abraham lay down your fears, swallow your
Tears and look to your heart

[Chorus]

Oh, let them go
Let them be
Let them go

Every man is his own prophet
Oh, every prophet just a man
I say all the women stand up, say yes to themselves
Teach your children best you can

Let every man bow to the best in himself
We're not killing any more
We're the wisest ones, everybody listen
'Cause you can't fight this feeling any more, oh anymore

[Chorus: x 2]

(If we could only get out of our heads, out of our heads)
(And into our hearts)
(Children of Abraham lay down your fears, swallow your)
(Tears and look to your heart)

[Chorus]


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"Out of Our Heads" as written by Sheryl Crow Bill Bottrell

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    General CommentObviously it's a song promoting peace...but the one part that stuck with me is this:

    "Children of Abraham lay down your fears, swallow your tears and look to your heart"

    At first I didn't think anything of the "Children of Abraham" bit, but then I realized that perhaps she's actually telling Israel (the children of abraham) to re-think what they're doing in the holy land.
    Valkyrioon June 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti'm quite sure that i read on her website that children of abraham refers to christians, muslims and jews. appeareantly it caused a stir for a while and thus needed clarification. when i saw CS in concert she asked that we request the song be played on radio stations. she said many were not playing it because its too politcal. i think maybe she's talking about soldiers, terrorists, politicians and business people of all nationalities in the first person. often times her lyrics really confuse me. i totally love her
    jerryfeuchton October 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti'm quite sure that i read on her website that children of abraham refers to christians, muslims and jews. appeareantly it caused a stir for a while and thus needed clarification. when i saw CS in concert she asked that we request the song be played on radio stations. she said many were not playing it because its too politcal. i think maybe she's talking about soldiers, terrorists, politicians and business people of all nationalities in the first person. often times her lyrics really confuse me. i totally love her
    jerryfeuchton October 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentpeace y´all
    meshugeahon March 15, 2010   Link

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