I still remember that night
It was the fourth of July
It's still engraved in my mind
and I'm not suprised.
Gang wars
no guns
hand to hand.
You're black
I'm white
he's purple
but I still don't understand.
I'm going to be alright
I'm going to be okay
everything is going to be fine
back off. I want to be alone
I want to think it out and
I'm thinking that I want to go home.
Look who's laughing now.
I'll pull it off somehow.
As I passed her by
I could see her cry
and I'll never forget the look that was in her eye
and the music you know it played on & and on & on
so won't somebody tap her on the shoulder tell her life goes on.
3 years, 2 months, 1 week, 4 days
I'm always counting down because there ain't no easier way
trust me you know that I tried
and if I said it was easy then you know that I told a lie.
I'm going to be alright
I'm going to be just fine.
One down five billion to go.
Am I the next in line
and do I really want to know?


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    General Commenti cant even explain how great this song is! i mean i have this whole song memorized and its gotta be if not the best one of catch 22's best songs ever. its so fun to just put it on with the vollume up all the way. so fun!
    darciemaeon September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song shows that there are still racial conflicts, but we can get together and feel alright.
    BlackLungFeveron June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawsome song!
    chaos7sevenon August 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a great song. but im still unsure what its totally about. i understand he let a girl go or soemthing, and she was really sad... but the first part. id otn get it.
    heATEmyWORLD27on September 06, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"Gang wars no guns hand to hand. You're black I'm white he's purple but I still don't undestand." Is pretty much showing you about the racial conflicts.
    jesssicaon March 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea, the meaning of this song is pretty clear, as said by previouse people its about racial conflicts. catch 22 is great, they have a great sound.
    heresathoughton April 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my fav. Catch22 song! It has great lyrics, and even better horns
    catch22skapunkon May 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome. i saw catch 22 live twice, theyre great. People keep saying ska sucks, ska is dead... you know what- i like ska.
    StayUntilWednesdayon November 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat's up with the cannon in D breakdown?
    somethingvelveton July 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat's up with the cannon in D breakdown?
    somethingvelveton July 28, 2005   Link

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