Both Sides Of The Gun – Ben Harper

Written by: Ben Harper

living these days is making me nervous
archaic doctrine no longer serve us
now we’re left as silent witnesses
we don’t know quite what this is
other than a war that can’t be won

oh it’s tension
so much tension
when we’re living on both sides of the gun

i feel like i’m crowded; i can’t get out
world keeps on filling me up with doubt
when you’re trapped you got no voice
where you’re born you got no choice
other than to go and take you some

oh it’s tension
too much to mention
when you’re living on both sides of the gun
(both sides of the gun)

one dimensional fool in a
three dimensional world (3x)

politics; it’s a drag
they put one foot in the grave
and the other on the flag
systems rotten to the core
young and old deserve much more
than struggling every day until you’re done

oh it’s tension
too much to mention
’cause we’re living on both sides of the gun

mmmm…tension
oh, I can’t mention
we’re living on both sides of the gun
oh living on both sides….(fade)


Lyric Both Sides Of The Gun – Ben Harper