"People, Turn Around" as written by and Jonathan Jameson Sean Walker....
Eighteen and jaded with guns in their hands
They were fighting for freedom and just what is that?
Bills to the banks and food for the kids
Money for college but couldn't get in

Made all the grades but got taken to task
By a man in an alley wearing a mask
Screamed and she begged as the people walked by
The man he just laughed and the woman she cried

Well, it's time all you people to turn around
For the life we've been living, messing around
The blood we've been spilling will bleed us dry
The life we've been killing is your life like mine?

The needle is sweet and the snow it is pure
The pain I've been hiding from, I'm finding a cure
The night it is warm, well the light it is cold
The family I'm loving, I'm calling them home

Well, it's time all you people to turn around
For the life we've been living, messing around
The blood we've been spilling will bleed us dry
The life we've been killing is your life like mine?

My heart it is thumping, the veins they've been blue
The blood that's been pumping still hasn't met you
The beard that I'm growing not fully grown
The years are not coming the way I thought they would

I'm hoping and waiting for something to sing
Like the angels in heaven, the bones on the street
Hoping for love to find a new voice
The song that needs singing has already been sung before

Well, it's time all you people to turn around
For the life we've been living, messing around
The blood we've been spilling will bleed us dry
The life we've been killing is your life like mine?

Turn around
For the life we've been living, messing around
The blood we've been spilling will bleed us dry
The life we've been killing is your life like mine?


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"People, Turn Around" as written by Jonathan Jameson Brandon Young

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  • +1
    My Interpretationhoping and waiting
    for something to sing
    like the angels in heaven
    OR BUMS on the street
    esk8on January 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGREAT song.
    my interpretation of the song is that its about
    all the blood shed that goes on during war
    & all the young soldiers who get sent off to fight.

    this band is amazing.
    nar08on March 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno beard metaphors please...
    chasepaperon March 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"the needle is sweet
    and the snow it is pure
    the pain I've been hiding from
    I'm finding a cure"

    heroin.
    Lucanioon May 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSAMCRO gets it right in their reply to Lucanio. The song ranges across topics which all illustrate our tendency as humans to be both selfish and self-destructive at the same time.
    MuseeRougeon October 01, 2011   Link

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