Thursday, August 4, 2011

"I Would Rather Die Than To Take Your Life" - Derek Webb

My Enemies Are Men Like Me - Derek Webb

i have come to give you life
and to show you how to live it
i have come to make things right
to heal their ears and show you how to forgive them

because i would rather die
i would rather die
i would rather die
than to take your life

how can i kill the ones i’m supposed to love
my enemies are men like me
i will protest the sword if it’s not wielded well
my enemies are men like me

peace by way of war is like purity by way of fornication
it’s like telling someone murder is wrong
and then showing them by way of execution

when justice is bought and sold just like weapons of war
the ones who always pay are the poorest of the poor

1 comment:

Brad said...

Well said. Fighting for peace?That is such a oxymoron. Why is there so few that see this?