AJ EvansAbout me
Why Can't We Live in Peace?
Songwriting
Location: Philadelphia/United States
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Lyrics/Info:
Chorus:
Oh, why canít we live in peace?
Oh, why canít we live in peace?
Oh, why canít we live in peace?
Oh, why canít we live in peace?
Oh, why canít we live in peace?

Turn on the T.V. all the violence jumps at you
All of this on the evening news
I would just like for someone to tell
If life is so short
Then why do we make it Hell

I donít understand
I donít understand
I donít understand
I donít understand
Do you?
Do you?
Do you?
Do you understand it?

Repeat Chorus

How can you think that the world is such a small place
or that youíre above the human race?
So busy hating everyone
That you get nothing done
And the bigotry just grows on and on and on

I donít understand
I donít understand
I donít understand
I donít understand
I am glad
So glad
So glad

Repeat Chorus

© AJ Evans

I was never happy with the final recording of this song. I had to do all the vocals and instruments which is fine under normal circumstances, but this one I wanted a full chorus of people singing in the background. But this was a last minute decision to record this song for a release date to coincide with our invasion of Iraq. I had just wrapped up an ambient (unsigned) CD called "Darkland" and was busy handling promotions for that project when the threat was first announced.

The record (unsigned) was distributed free at peace rallies in DC and was available as a free download from my web site. The point being the record was written and recorded to make a point, not to capitalize on the war. I am currently re-recording this song the way it was intended.
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