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Not Another Gun - James Durst

from Kindred Folk Volume #1

Not Another Gun

You know we need more food for our hungry ones
It takes a lotta work to get the job done
We need more food by the tons and tons
What we don't need is any more guns

You know we need education for our younger ones
It takes a lotta work to get the job done
We need better schools for our daughters and our sons
What we don't need is any more guns

REFRAIN
'Cause any more guns is many more tears
We've got enough guns for a thousand years
Shut the fact'ries then retool
Not another gun for another damn fool

You know we need to clean the river of the pollution
It takes a lotta work to get the job done
We need to dredge up the poison where the Hudson runs
What we don't need is any more guns

REFRAIN
'Cause any more guns is many more tears
We've got enough guns for a thousand years
Shut the fact'ries then retool
Not another gun for another damn fool

BRIDGE
'Cause guns don't hammer and guns don't saw
They don't help build anything at all
They can't help a seed grow tall into the sky
They only make people bleed
They only make people die

We must declare our independence from petroleum
It takes a lotta work to get the job done
We need to harness up the power of the water, wind and sun
What we don't need is any more guns

REFRAIN
'Cause any more guns is many more tears
We've got enough guns for a thousand years
Shut the fact'ries then retool
Not another gun for another damn fool (2x)

Not another gun, not another gun
Not another gun for another damn fool

--John Fisher & James Durst © 2000 PhoeniXongs ASCAP

updated: 9 years ago