It's in the paper every day
You see it in the headlines and you feel so sick
As another life leaves this world - this world so full of hate - but short!
Short on compassion, short on humanity
Asking myself in vain, shaken by the shock?
"Do we even have a chance?"

CHORUS:
I don't want to die
I don't want to kill
I don't want to kill
I don't want to die
We are all human
It's time to prove it
(repeat)

This is a plea for peace (world peace)
To the oppressors of the world (and to?)
To the leaders of nations,
Corporate profit takers,
To the every day citizen
Greed, envy, fear, hate - the competition has to stop!
When you see someone down - now is the time to pick 'em up
Set our difference aside and never look back!

CHORUS:
I don't want to die
I don't want to kill
I don't want to kill
I don't want to die
We are all human
It's time to prove it
(repeat)

Isn't everybody tired of the fighting?
Isn't everybody tired of the Killing?
Isn't everybody tired of the Dying?
Hatred? Violence? Fighting? Killing? Dying?

And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow,
I still have a dream
we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children,
black men and white men
Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join
hands and sing
"Free at last, free at last.
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."

CHORUS:
I don't want to die
I don't want to kill
I don't want to kill
I don't want to die
We are all human
It's time to prove it
(repeat)
We are all human
It's time to prove it
We are all human


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    General CommentPeace! Fighting has to stop! Hate must cease to exist! Leave it all behind and spit on it! That's what this song means to me. I think the band had very strong feelings about the subject. Viva la anarchia!
    mlkon January 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthaha, wow. i said they seem very SIMILAR. not the SAME. Yeah, that may be true for a very generic definition of socialism and anarchy... but many anarchist intelletcuals ascribe themselves to "anarcho-syndacalism", which is as they call it a "voluntary socialism". This basically entails a collective with rules and what not, but with no central establishment. Kinda like the Kibbutzium in Israel, which are on the unfortunate decline due to the militarization of the country. But, either way my point is there are very many similarities between the two ideas, especially in ideals and values.
    Zedd138on January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is incredible. anti-flag does an awesome job getting the point across of how people are so jaded and that all this fighting and killing needs to stop. Stand up for america. 911 for Peace!! I love anti-flag and if you do as well, you need to hear this song.
    BlackSwan004on February 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the middle of the song someone starts to speak, It sounds like Martin Luther King JR, I can get down what he says in the begining I just can't get anything past "Christians and Protestants" part.
    Bilmanon February 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentANti-FLag is the best band out there today. They show intelleigence and preach great things unto the world. They teach peace, love unity and non-violence. ANti-flag isnt anit america, its anti war, hate, and enslavement.
    kinbackhimselfon April 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe part that Martin Luther King Jr. says partway through the song is taken from a famous speech of his, with most of the words shown here... //// "When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of that old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last!" ///

    for more on that speech go to mlht.ffii.org/demo/…
    skanadianon April 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdont get me wrong, i love anti-flag and i love their views. but in a way, a-f is becomming a little too trendy. i still think this song is amazing tho.
    boxfoon April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPeace, Love and Unity!

    Oi! Oi! Oi!
    Jokermanon April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis Song is Kick Ass I love How There Straight To The Point and not hiding ther meanings with there help we can win this nation back!!

    -=Strive For Anarchy=-
    Anti-Flag_Kidon April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis Song is Kick Ass I love How There Straight To The Point and not hiding ther meanings with there help we can win this nation back!!

    -=Strive For Anarchy=-
    Anti-Flag_Kidon April 28, 2002   Link

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