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Masters of War
by Pearl Jam



Come you masters of war, You that build all the guns
You that build the death planes, You that build all the bombs
You that hide behind walls, You that hide behind desks
We just want you to know we can see through your masks

You that never have done nothin but build to destroy
Ah, You play with our world like its your little toy
You put a gun in my hand, then you hide from my eyes
And you turn and run farther when the fast bullets fly

Like Judas of old, you lie and deceive
A world war cant be won, you want me to believe
But I see through your eyes and I see through your brain
Like I see through the water that runs down my drain

You that fasten all the triggers for the others to fire
Then you sit back and watch while the death toll gets higher
You hide in your mansions while the young people's blood
Flows out of their bodies and is buried in the mud

You've thrown the worst fear that could ever be hurled
The fear to bring children into this world
For threatening my baby, unborn and unnamed
You aint worth the blood that runs through your veins

How much do we know to talk out of turn
You might say that we're young, you might say we're unlearned
But there's one thing I know, though I'm younger than you
Even Jesus would never forgive what you do

Let me ask you one question, is your money that good?
Will it buy you forgiveness? Do you think that it would?
I think you will find when your death takes its toll
All the money you made will never buy back your soul

And I hope that you die and your death will come soon
I will follow your casket through the pale afternoon
And I'll watch while you're lowered into your deathbed
Then I'll stand over your grave til I'm sure that you're dead
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Lyrics submitted by William.
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