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Green Day – 21 Guns lyrics

Do you know what's worth fighting for?
When it's not worth dying for?
Does it take your breath away
And you feel yourself suffocating?

Does the pain weigh out the pride?
And you look for a place to hide?
Did someone break your heart inside?
You're in ruins

One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms, give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky, you and I

When you're at the end of the road
And you lost all sense of control
And your thoughts have taken their toll
When your mind breaks the spirit of your soul

Your faith walks on broken glass
And the hangover doesn't pass
Nothing's ever built to last
You're in ruins

One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms, give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky, you and I

Did you try to live on your own
When you burned down the house and home?
Did you stand too close to the fire
Like a liar looking for forgiveness from a stone?

When it's time to live and let die
And you can't get another try
Something inside this heart has died
You're in ruins

One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms, give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky

One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms, give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky, you and I



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    --songyxlurver--Jun 10, 2010 at 9:54 am
    When I first read the lyrics, I was astounded. Not because the lyrics are awesome or something (they are!), but because this song is about love, prejudice, and change, a different perspective and portraying that's all. You fight for things you believe are right and just, but when you have to give up, it doesn't mean that you are weak. Rather, it means that you have to take a step back to observe how things are going, and find a new approach to tackle the problem. When you lose faith (your faith walks on broken glass) or are hurt (did someone break your heart inside etc), you should actually accept the change. This is what I think :)
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    kk_pacOct 31, 2009 at 4:10 am
    O come on, this is such a meaningful song. What it means to me is, it reminds me of soldiers going to war. At first they feel like they're fightin for sumthin meaningful, freedom, faith, peace or sumthin. But the more they fight, the more it seems like a violent, pointless battle. The deaths of so many innocents, the sufferings of mothers, fathers, wives, children. N they see their brothers in arms dying. They no longer know what they are fighting for; would sumthing that causes so much destruction be for the greater good? They've lost their faith, their beliefs, n ultimately, a part of their soul. So its time we stopped fighting fire with fire, time to lay down arms, n join hands instaed!
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    mustpostnowJul 15, 2009 at 12:10 am
    The newest release from longtime rock band Green Day is a solid, if not revolutionary single. "21 Guns" addresses issues of knowing when to quit and not letting an excess of pride make you miserable. The music--which switches from calm and mellow to edgy, hard rock several times--is surprisingly technically difficult, yet is carried off as if it is as simple. Green Day's straightforward style makes fans nostalgic for the early days of rock and roll.
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    GirlyGIrl1800Feb 9, 2010 at 2:48 am
    Do you know whats worth fighting for. And if you do is it worth it? Will you be proud of yourself for doing that thing you did? Owuld you give your life to help others, family, friends? Are you killing yourself inside trying to deside what to do, amd what not to do to give your life away. Should you do it until you can't fight the pain anymore, and your life is bleeding out of your body. So you can die. Your fighting with your love and your lives depend on your saftey? Should you give your life and soul to save theirs?
    That what I think this song means to everyone who listens to this song. Its long, but my explanation is very explainable. Don't you think?
  • mutt244
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    mutt244Jul 25, 2009 at 6:35 am
    Something diffrent for green day not liek there classic tracks like 'she' or 'time of your life' but still good. The only reason why they have it live is cuase' you can't play acoustic guitar and electric at the same time right? This song is long but it's worth listining to it. The first time I heard it I was like is that green day? Cuase' I could hear that the voice singing it was Billy Joe. It's got some of the best lyrics I've ever read and heard and the team behind these lyrics is truelly amazing David Bowie? That's really good he has some of the best songs and his writing is so good. Billie joe wright's most of the Green day songs and loads become hits so I'm not at all surprised this is a single. I'm getting the album and am going to be listing to it very closely cuase' I hear it is something very diffrent for the guys. That's always good to see bands getting out of there comfet zones to make there fan; s happy. It sometimes pay's like Blink-182 with there final album they went a bit diffrent and had some more serious songs in stead of the teenage tradgey, punk and comdey mix short tracks. Plus most of the fans loved it some diden't who knows what there next album will be like? Linkin park did it with there record 'Minutes to midnight'and they got hit after hit for about 2 years. Now look, another one which is getting massive Hit's on youtbe and on the radio's.
    I hope green day have more hits like this it will show all there hard work to get this record going!

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