"Gunpowder" as written by and Jean....





I asked my mother why do you cry

she said your brother had... he just died

Well I told him not to go outside

he said he had to fight for his country's right

But don't you know that mo-mother

don't you know that we can't stop the violence, no

Because the war is not over

until you can feel love, peace, and hear silence

But I smell gunpowder (pow)

my brother's been dead ever since

I didn't believe it, but when I saw him I was convinced

Two shots to the head he was already dead Lord,

I headed for revenge in the city of Port Au Prince

Screaming bro-brother

don't you know that we can't stop the violence, no

Because the war is not over

until you can feel love, peace, and hear silence

But I smell gunpowder (Pow)

Zion's gunpowder (pow)

L.A.'s gunpowder (pow)

I want to know why

Christians pray for a new day

we don't need no, we don't need no, we don't need no

But its still the same way

I want to know why

ghetto people pray for a new day

hey, hey, heeey

and its still the same way

But the preacher man told me

good things come to those who wait

do good things come to those who wait?

I want to know tell me

good things come to those who wait

do good things come to those who wait?

we want to know, we want to know, we want to know [pause]

Pe-people

don't you know that we can't stop the violence, no

because the war is not over

until you can feel love, peace, and hear the silence

but I smell gunpowder (gunpowder)

Brooklyn's gunpowder (gunpowder)

Shaolin's gunpowder (gunpowder)

Uptown's gunpowder (gunpowder)

Jersey's gunpowder (gunpowder)

even New Zealand's gunpowder (gunpowder)

Australia's gunpowder (gunpowder)

Brixton's gunpowder (gunpowder)

even New Haven's gunpowder




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"Gunpowder" as written by Jean

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    General CommentReminds me of Bob Marley to the max. I love this song, along with this entire cd (Carnival.) It's kind of abou how there will always be war until, love, peace, and you can hear the silence. He lost his brother who with him was trying to stop the violence, but in the end, fell to the violence himself. We have to let all the battles stop before we can start to make peace.
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