so many people
I know only a few
yes I may say that I love this man
and that man
but what keeps me from loving you?
date of birth geography
the color of my skin ideology
you got ten fingers two legs one nose
like me
just like me
and it's as simple as that
you see
and if I don't know who to love
I love them all
and if I don't know who to trust
I trust them all
and if I don't know who to kill
I may kill myself instead
from the mouth of a baby
will come the world-saving words
that will save us all
and from the lungs of a child
will come the everlasting breath of god
increasing peace and honesty
and not carrying on despite of me
don't you know
this ain't about no race, no creed
no race, no creed
and it's as simple as that
you see
and if I don't know who to love
I love them all
and if I don't know who to trust
I trust them all
and if I don't know who to kill
no suicide
I'm already dead




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"Brothers Unaware" as written by Chad David Taylor Chad Alan Gracey

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is Ed saying that if you have no trust or love in anybody in this world than there is no point in living. "Mental Jewelery" is a CD that you need to listen to a few times to appriciate it. This is, lyrically, my second favorite Live CD after "The Distance To Here"
    InstantKarmaon October 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEasily my favorite +LIVE+ song - it's just amazing...as InstantKarma mentioned "Mental Jewelry" is one of those CD's you need to listen to a few times to really appreciate it...and it's easily in my favorite 3 CD's on time. Simply amazing - Live are just awsome full stop. "Pain Lies On The Riverside" and "Mother Earth Is A Vicious Crowd" are my other 2 favorite songs from it! YYEEWW!
    nba_ballerfan2304on June 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI listened to this last night for the first time in a long time and I don't care to interpret anything but I think this song is ok, the bridge is awesome and the chorus is pretty cool but I don't really like the beginning or the verses. It also seems to drag on but it's alright so 2 out of 5 stars is my rating. But maybe I just haven't heard it enough.
    spade33_2000on May 15, 2002   Link
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    My InterpretationWe are all siblings. Related by the soul. It is simple. To hate a man is to hate your brother. To hate a woman, your sister. To kill another, is to kill yourself. But to love? To love someone is to say that you understand this simple truth. We are here to be one, greater than each part and yet each part important and to be cherished.
    elraveron May 06, 2012   Link
  • -2
    General CommentLOL...you know who to "love." Y...A...W....N. (Mr. easy way who follows the numbers on the calendar and looks for the youngest and weakest to prey upon:)
    vegansdoitbetteron May 06, 2012   Link

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