"Peacemaker" as written by and Billie Joe/wright Iii Armstrong....
Well, I've got a fever
A non-believer
I'm in a state of grace
For I am the seizer
I'm gonna seize the day
Well, call of the banshee, hey hey
Hey hey hey hey hey
As God as my witness
The infidels are gonna pay

Well, call the assassin
The orgasm
A spasm of love and hate
For what will divide us?
The righteous and the meek
Well, call of the wild, hey hey
Hey hey hey hey hey
Death to the girl at the end of the serenade

Vendetta, sweet vendetta
This Beretta of the night
This fire and the desire
Shots ringing out on a holy parasite

I am a killjoy from Detroit
I drink from a well of rage
I feed off the weakness with all my love
Call up at the captain, hey hey
Hey hey hey hey hey
Death to the lover that you were dreaming of

This is a stand-off
A Molotov cocktail
On the house
You thought I was a write-off
You better think again
Call the peacemaker, hey hey
Hey hey hey hey hey
I'm gonna send you back to the place where it all began

Vendetta, sweet vendetta
This Beretta of the night
This fire and the desire
Shots ringing out on a holy parasite

Well now the caretaker's the undertaker
Now I'm gonna go out and get the peacemaker
This is the Neo St. Valentine's massacre
Well call up the Gaza, hey hey
Hey hey hey hey hey
Death to the ones at the end of the serenade
Well, death to the ones at the end of the serenade
Well, death to the ones at the end of the serenade
Well, death to the ones at the end of the serenade


Lyrics submitted by bfg1024, edited by chrizal

"Peacemaker" as written by Tre Cool Billie Joe Armstrong

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  • +4
    General CommentI think i get it.
    The first part is about Christian and Glorias romance in modern day america. They both know the countrys in trouble, but they arent gonna do anything about it.
    Christian joins the army In east jesus knowhere and after experiencing the combat, goes a little crazy (represented by peacemaker)
    Christian then returns home to find everythings gone to hell back home (murder city) and he decides to change things, and fight for the people (american euology)
    Let me know what you think people.
    DReW16on May 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationGot a kind of middle-eastern sound to it, a reference to Iraq no doubt. The soldier 'peacemaker' who has become a killer.
    callum828on May 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionwow. no comments? so far, this is my favorite song of the new album. i love the style...so different. and i looove billie joe's vocals on this album.
    sammi raeon May 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentParanoia. We all suffer from time to time.
    spicyfloon May 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow. no comments? so far, this is my favorite song of the new album. i love the style...so different. and i looove billie joe's vocals on this album.
    sammi raeon May 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKiller song. One of the best on 21st Century Breakdown. Majestic song.
    Painbeareron May 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKiller song. One of the best on 21st Century Breakdown. Majestic song.
    Painbeareron May 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionGenius vocals on this one.. I'm still in contradiction whether I like this album or not, but this song is brilliant! Just love the eastern sounds, as well as the lyrics. It gets me the feeling of a story of an american soldier in Iraq, who goes to punish/vindicate (Vendetta, sweet vendetta) the infidels, and in the end of the story he kind of becomes infidel himself
    Xytyon May 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe actually rolls his "R" in the word serenade at the end!
    speakingincoloron May 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentis it just me or is the song very similar to Misery on the Warning album, except this is a lot faster, but its basically the same style and has a really similar tune.
    deliiroaron May 18, 2009   Link

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