Ballot Or The Bullet

Album: Van Halen III (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 your 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't 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't 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't be
    The sword or the pen can't be
    The sword or the pen can't be
    The sword or the pen can't be
    The sword or the pen can't be
    Held, held by the same hand Writer/s: Alex Van Halen, Edward Van Halen, Gary Francis Cherone, Michael Anthony
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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