Big Country - What About Peace Lyrics




I was a keeper in the Garden of Eden
I never knew what those kids were eatin’
I couldn’t tell about the snake and the apple
Cause I never get close to anything that a-rattles

I was the pilot of a nuclear bomber
I knew the rules about glory and honor
I never know how many people we carpet
Cause I don’t build the things, I only drop it

What about peace
What about love
What about me and you
What about the truth
What about changing your mind
While you still have time
To make up your mind

I was the leader of the United Nations
I dealt in platitude and procrastination
I never worried about making decisions
Well there wasn’t any danger of me going to prison

What about peace
What about love
What about me and you
What about the truth
What about changing your mind

What about peace
What about love
What about me and you
What about the truth
What about changing your mind
While you still have time
To make up your mind

I was the pilot of a nuclear bomber
I knew the rules about glory and honor
I never know how many people cop it
Cause I don’t build the things, I only drop it





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  1. OhioVR scott

    "I hear the blame and I see the cause
    A stronger voice and a stronger law
    But buyers buy and sellers sell
    Public consumption of a private hell"

  2. Gary Doyle

    This is classic big country at it's very best .. god they were awesome back in the day

  3. Mat cool

    who the fuck put 3 thumbs down are they brain dead?

  4. Mike Harrigle

    I love song and I love 7th heaven that was a good TV show love it and that how I heard this song and every since I did I love this song and I can play these songs over and over again because I love it

  5. Zathrus Pridham

    love it

  6. Martin Fitzgerald

    3 thumbs down really, they can peace off👍

  7. Eugene Jacquescoley

    I love how le rhythm section coordinates et executes le delviery of this gem.

  8. Flavio Renan

    Banda: BIG COUNTRY


    Origem: DUNFERMLINE (Escócia)


    Álbum: PEACE IN OUR TIME (PAZ EM NOSSO TEMPO)


    Lançamento: 09/1988


    Produção: PETER WOLF/INA WOLF


    Composição: STUART ADAMSON


    Gravadora: MERCURY





    Vocal/piano/ebow/guitarra: STUART ADAMSON


    Guitarra/bandolim/gaita/sitar: BRUCE WATSON


    Baixo: TONY BUTLER


    Bateria: MARK BRZEZICKI




    PAZ EM NOSSO TEMPO

    Quem detém o dinheiro, quem tem a necessidade
    Quem detém as cordas da miséria ou a bolsa da ganância
    E os homens armados ceifam enquanto os gângsteres semeiam
    E a lei é barata quando os contrabandistas vão

    (Nos dê paz) Nos dê paz em nosso tempo
    (Nos dê paz) Nos dê paz em nosso tempo
    Enquanto eu tenho uma vida para viver
    Então eu não tenho vida para dar
    (Nos dê paz) Nos dê paz em nosso tempo

    Em quartos ensolarados em favelas da cidade
    Mentes estão inquietas até o correio aéreo chegar
    Do chão da floresta para a mente ocidental
    Como um tópico de show de bate-papo em uma linha de festa
    E o amor mais difícil de todos é perdoar
    Enquanto o mundo desmorona

    (Nos dê paz) Nos dê paz em nosso tempo
    (Nos dê paz) Nos dê paz em nosso tempo
    Enquanto eu tenho uma vida para viver
    Então eu não tenho vida para dar
    (Nos dê paz) Nos dê paz em nosso tempo

    Deixe toda a chuva cair no desejo cego
    Como uma nuvem tempestuosa que contém fogo de pradaria
    Eu ouço a culpa e vejo a causa
    Uma voz mais forte e uma lei mais forte
    Mas os compradores compram e vendem
    Consumo público de um inferno privado

    (Nos dê paz) Nos dê paz em nosso tempo
    (Nos dê paz) Nos dê paz em nosso tempo
    Enquanto eu tenho uma vida para viver
    Então eu não tenho vida para dar
    (Nos dê paz) Nos dê paz em nosso tempo

    (Nos dê paz) Nos dê paz em nosso tempo
    (Nos dê paz) Nos dê paz em nosso tempo
    Enquanto eu tenho uma vida para viver
    Então eu não tenho vida para dar
    (Nos dê paz) Nos dê paz em nosso tempo

  9. Stuart Lawson Beattie

    Bless you, thank you, God Bless the wisdom, selflessness and great character that this bold man shared unto the World, for we may remember him forever and truly we shall.

  10. nmacog

    Peace, Unity - love you man xxx

  11. Calin Alexxx

    best song of BC!

  12. pennypay1

    Possibly the only song I've ever enjoyed that was used in a 7th Heaven episode. ('Healing Old Wounds'.) I love hearing Scots vocals and dialect, and wish Big Country had had more success in the U.S.

  13. Timothy Hickey

    Sounds clearer! Is this re-mastered?

  14. AFLOVEable

    It's bitterly needed in OUR time NOW

  15. Brett Devlin

    how cool is this a big country site love it

  16. Stephanie Harrigle

    I love this song

  17. Antonio Cutino

    i love scotland..i love big country...W Scotland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. John Williams

    Fuck America, never done anything for anybody, who would die for that shit

  19. Jonathan dale

    Stuart Adamson fucking genius

  20. Eric Wagner

    a perfect song to learn something from

  21. Toecutter 85

    Ultron's favourite song or so i hear

  22. Ellie M

    this is my favorite band ever went to c them at the square in Harlow Essex not that long ago it was amazing this band makes my proud to be Scottish ( I live in Harlow tho )

  23. Aidzo McG

    classic bc )

  24. Stuart Adamson - In A Big Country

    “A very Sixties feel protest song, naive but I did it anyway.”

    — Stuart Adamson: Melody Maker interview, March 26, 1990

    kenneth mongey

    +Stuart Adamson - In A Big Country Wish YOU where here.!

    Ray Raygoza

    Sadly we are headed back there :(

    Otter Hatlow

    Christ, what a good man, and sorely missed.

    vetb882

    And even more relevant today than when you wrote it.. Blessed brother.

  25. JollyJimmyJohnston

    Pure class! Listen to those words! From the heart!❤️❤️

  26. Daniel De Villa

    No doubt one of their best.

    rebjiii

    Yep - this is one of their best songs - other favorites of mine are: LOOK AWAY, CHANCE, ONE GREAT THING, JUST A SHADOW, WHERE the ROSE IS SOWN, PORROHMAN, The Storm and CLOSE ACTION ....R.I.P. STUART ADAMSOM