Ballot or the Bullet

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Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. Its 1978 debut album, Van Halen—featuring guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony—is widely considered to be among the most "original" and "revolutionary" albums to "change rock and roll." more »


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1998
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Give me liberty or give me death 
No truer words have ever been said 
Well are you prepared for your very last breath? 
Don't you dare start what you cannot finish 
So when we face, face the adversary 
No longer are we the minority 

And when history repeats her hour 
The pendulum will swing, swing into power 
Though not in vain like our forefathers 
Freedom, never had no room for cowards 

For in the end, there will be equality 
By any means necessary 

The ballot or the bullet 
The choice is up to you 
The ballot or the bullet 
Tell me what you gonna do 
The sword or the pen 
Can be held by the same hand 

What's it gonna take to liberate? 
An emancipation, a false proclamation? 
All these token words that you legislate 
Sound a little bit absurd. Hey! And a little too late 

When a house is divided, it just will not stand 
Once it's decided, a line drawn in the sand 

Ah! The ballot or the bullet 
The choice is up to you 
The ballot or the bullet 
Tell me what you gonna do 
The sword or the pen 
Can be held by the same hand  

The ballot or the bullet 
The choice is up to you 
The ballot or the bullet 
Tell me what you gonna do 

The ballot or the bullet 
The choice is up to you 
The ballot or the bullet 
Tell me what you gonna do 
The sword or the pen can be 
The sword or the pen can be 
The sword or the pen can be 
The sword or the pen can be 
The sword or the pen can be 
Held, held by the same hand!

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Written by: EDWARD VAN HALEN, ALEX VAN HALEN, MICHAEL ANTHONY, GARY FRANCIS CHERONE

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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