Cheap The Bullet

Album: Welcome to the Show (1990)
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  • The streets run red with the blood of the innocent
    Why, why, why?
    We stab our knives in the back of humanity
    Why, why, why?
    There's never peace just a spiral of violence
    Why, why, why?
    We'll shoot you down for a difference of opinion
    Why, why, why?
    Cheap the bullet, easy the gun
    Sons and daughters, lost and gone
    Cheap the bullet, easy the gun
    No talk, no thought, just shoot and run

    Our children wake to the bomb and the bodysearch
    Why, why, why?
    We fill their ears with the drums and the battle cries
    Why, why, why?
    They burn your car when you stray it's a game they play
    Why, why, why?
    They're fed on hate it's a circle we don't want to break
    Why, why, why?

    Cheap the bullet, easy the gun
    Sons and daughters, lost and gone
    Cheap the bullet, easy the gun
    No talk, no thought, just shoot and run

    I'm baptised in your prejudice
    I'm confirmed with your hate
    I'm ordained into violence
    I'm a child of the modern world
    Of the media world
    Of the TV world
    Of the modern world

    Cheap the bullet, easy the gun
    Sons and daughters, lost and gone
    Cheap the bullet, easy the gun
    No talk, no thought, just shoot and runWriter/s: JOHN LEES
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