A king without a sword
A land without a king
The truth without a voice
One song left to sing
One song to sing

A wise man told me
There's something you should know
The way you judge a man
Is you look into his soul
And you'll soon see everything

A voice from the past cried "Give peace a chance."
He paid our price now he's free at last
And imagine, we called him a dreamer
How many times must good men die?
How many tears must the children cry?
'Till we suffer no more sadness
Stop the madness
Oh, stop the madness

If ashes are ashes and dust is dust
And our journey's end and then return we must
To the sands of the shore
White doves then fly
Peace to all
But tell me why do the peacemakers fall
Must we bury anymore

A hush in the crowd as the horse rode by
A black lace veil hid the tears from her eyes
And we all wept in silence
How many times must good men die?
How many times must the children cry?
'Till we suffer no more sadness
Oh stop the madness
Oh stop all the madness



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    General Comment:THIS SONG IS SO BEAUTIFUL
    sparkyrock24_7on May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:this i sa beautiful song
    rebelangel636on March 20, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:"A voice from the past cried "Give peace a chance."
    He paid our price now he's free at last
    And imagine, we called him a dreamer"


    Clearly about John Lennon here, but when I here "free at last," I think of Dr. King. Anyone else?

    And don't you just get a chill when you hear "and we all wept in silence..."
    Sunloveron January 02, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:"A Voice from the past cried "Give peace a chance
    He paid our price and he's free at last
    And imagine we called Him a dreamer"

    I can understand why someone would refer to Lennnon or JFK or M.L. King by reading these lyrics. But Who has paid the price so that not only is He free, but allows those (who hear His voice) to be free? Jesus Christ of course. The Truth, the Life, and the Way. As long as you have liberals masking absolute truth with relativism you'll never see a time "till we suffer no more sadness" here on Earth. The good news is Christ defeated death. Christ the ultimate peace maker said "My kingdom is not of this world, if it were my servants would fight." and "Peter put away your sword." Paul reiterated "this is a spiritual war, not of flesh and blood."

    I don't know either way if the writer of these lyrics had Christ (among other peace makers) in mind. But that is what I take from them.
    Bahnseniteon March 05, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:Oh man pitpit!!! If you're ever around during a thunder storm, I am NOT standing close to you.
    garydwilsonon March 13, 2011   Link
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    General Comment:PigPit....the very first verse is about Jesus..

    "A king without a sword
    A land without a king
    The truth without a voice
    One song left to sing
    One song to sing"

    He was the very first "peacemaker" and is still the most relevant.
    Wolf359on April 07, 2012   Link
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    Song Meaning:This is a fictional story song. It's about sheriffs in the old west, such as Wyatt Earp and others. The fact that they were often killed (Earp's brother, who was also a deputy and so forth. This is a southern rock song that was often portrayed like this. Another example is Bad Company's song Bad Company.

    I'm glad to see so many think this is beautiful song. It's always been my favorite by them. I saw them in concert in the early 80s.
    cindyllon September 27, 2012   Link
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    General Comment:This was in response to someone's thoughts on the origin of this song - below is the reason it was written.

    This is not a fictional story or song. Dave wrote this song upon learning of the attempt on the Pope's life (1980 or 1981), and seeing on TV the assassination attempt on President Reagan in 1981. He was deeply effected by the events. It motivated him to reflect on past happenings, and Fall of the Peacemakers was created. ~ Karen Hlubek
    karenhluon March 26, 2014   Link
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    General Comment:...and the "her" behind the "black lace veil" must be Jacki Kennedy at JFKs funeral. (Yes, several horses rode by pulling the casket...)

    so JFK, John Lennon, and MLK are the assasinated peacemakers. Hey, what about Mahatma Gandhi?
    sparky13on June 04, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:The verse:

    "A Voice from the past cried "Give peace a chance"
    He paid our price and he's free at last
    And imagine we called Him a dreamer"

    Is so clearly obvious it's about John Lennon and not Jesus fucking christ. I swear, Bahnsenite, you have to be trolling to think that it's about Jesus. Give Peace a chance, Imagine, Dreamer, all obviously John Lennon references.
    Pitpiton January 15, 2011   Link

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