Will Hoge - Bible vs. Gun Lyrics




Oh Mother, are you sleeping?
And did you pray for me tonight?
'Cause I'm alone here on this front-line
Hoping I might get back home alive

I see the bullets flying
And I feel the bombs explode
I close my eyes and pull this trigger
And kill these people that I don't even know

Mother, please forgive me
For these things that I have seen and done
I hope I can still get home to heaven
I wish I had a Bible instead of this damn gun

I got sixty pounds upon my back
A machine gun in my hand
All day long, clearin' burned-out shacks
All these things I know I'll never understand

Mother, please forgive me
For these things that I have seen and done
I hope I can still get home to heaven
I wish I had a Bible instead of this damn gun
Oh I wish I had a Bible instead of this damn gun

Oh I wish that I could tell you
That I was safe away from harm
But every time I close my eyes
Mama, I wish you could hold me in your arms

Mother, please forgive me
For these things that I have seen and done
I hope I can still get home to heaven
I wish I had a Bible instead of this damn gun

Mother, please forgive me
For these things that I have seen and done
I hope I can still get home to heaven
I wish I had a Bible instead of this damn gun
Oh I wish I had a Bible instead of this damn gun





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Will Hoge Bible vs. Gun Comments
  1. You Tube sucks

    She did a great job and I really like Will but I have to admit this video brought back some real bad memories of 4 years I spent in some place chasing some guy named Luke.

    Semper Fi

  2. Daniel Hawkins

    Semper FI

  3. Jodi Allen

    wording should have been like 4 seconds longer...

  4. Jason Fraley

    Why isn't this in the iTunes Store? This has made me cry every single one of the 900 times I've listened to it. Because I pray for peace, but I know war.

  5. The Gully Farm

    ugh... listen.. Jacob was black.. Esau was white.. the white man is not in the bible.. nor is it written for them.. they stole it and turned it against The Hebrew.. learn to read.. 

    figure out what you are and you will know who you are.. 

    people have got to be kidding me.

  6. John Smyth

    Considering that religion is to blame for so many wars, the bible [ and any other 'holy' book ] is as likely to be deadly in your hands as the gun. 

    crobarus

    Yeah , but right now i's Islam. The Bible has been at peace for a long time. Know thy enemy. Wake up. It ain't the Bible.

    Clifton Lloyd

    @Jacob Tothe the vast majority of wars in this worlds history were fought over religion.  If that is a fact you cant wrap your head around you need only look at a few books. Only recently (the last 100 years approximately) have wars been waged for reasons other than religion.  Even now in 2015 war is waged predominately on religion.  We as americans did not throw stones at arabs, the muslims have simply "awakened a sleeping giant" much like Japan did in WW2.  "the religion of the state" has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that muslims as a whole want to rule the world.  if you read the quran or even a part of it you couldnt possibly have an argument.  Im personally not religious at all but my beliefs matter not to the situation as a whole.  i dont knock religions but they do in fact, start wars....i.e.  shut the fuck up

    moneyybags

    @kadon schlechty you don't need a pencil to misspell 

    Austin McGehee

    Idk man I knew much more war and violence BEFORE I opened that book. Now, I know grace and love. God bless you in your struggles.

    You Tube sucks

    Clifton Lloyd - You my friend are obviously blind as to what radical Islam is intent on bringing. Now you STFU!

  7. Wayne Mowery

    Semper Fidelis

    Austin McGehee

    +Sckarekrow Hooah

  8. marinemomma62

    Thank you for your service. My son's turn. I hope he doesn't see what you had to see.. Love your song.. You are AWESOME..

  9. amr said

    first of all i love america so much culture ,american people and achievements American army's destroyed Iraq and u proud so selfish hh Jews's doll and american people should know that they'r driving u to the hell , that's about the fact , but about ur video amazing bless u + ur grl frnd

  10. Reverend Jinx

    Powerful song...powerful inspiration! Thanks for the music and the service of our soldiers!

  11. neot5375

    And he did start the song, like wrote half of it the some other dude finished it. Plus,!!! I've met his brother who did survive!! Say hi to you gf and ask her if she know me. K thx

  12. neot5375

    Part if that is from a video thing this guy in the Marine Corps did to show how bad it really was and if you see it CoD and games like that are not that much fun. It's like ten tapes and each one is like ten days!!! Took me 20 day to watch it. He died when he got right as someone told him he was now a Genral.!!!! Must see if 13+ thx. Great job to her, and what's her name, I think I know her!.. Tell her great job !!!!!

  13. aaaaa0000000000

    @willy2727 I'm sure i've read dumber shit, but i can't remember when!

  14. Dysgyzed

    GREAT video to go along with a TERRIFIC song.

  15. Gerald Leddin

    I extremely like this song!

  16. Waseem Amin

    inshallah you come out of iraq or affgnsthan with a sfe return..
    an when getting back .you yourself need to tell yur govment to stop interfering in other peoples offers and fighting that wich there crated .. the message is simple.. if the u.s govment didnt creat theres monsters there wouldnt have this problem but even so .. you yourself are fighting for the truth or that wich you think is the truth.. and to allah thos the fight for pice and gesent opresson allah(s.w.a) loves um. jazallah

  17. neot5375

    No wepon is greater than God and His word, the Bible. They fight hard and risk there lifes and we should be thankful for them, and look at how disrespectful some people are. God bless America and the US Amy, Navy, Air Force, and the Marines.

  18. Nicole M

    @willy2727 Americas involvment is for ONE reason and ONE reason only. THEY ARE ASKED TO by the country that they are fighting in, remember that next time you spout off ignorance about our Troops. They are more courageous and Heroes than you will ever know in your pitiful, wasteful life!

  19. c tay

    wat will hoge album r those songs from

    Kristi Heidenreich

    c tay modern American music and the America ep is where these songs came from

  20. stgeorgefriends

    great video and song gave me chicken skin....

  21. Brooke N Rubber

    great song.. and video!!!

  22. Tarun Shrivastava

    The video shook me to the heart......my father was in the indian army........ive seen the army life......so god bless the armed forces all around the world

  23. dimebag2002

    Very nice....
    seen this artist on PBS had to youtube him
    and found this excellent video.
    KUDOS!

  24. acleek

    SSG White KIA on Sept. 27, 2005. Peace...

  25. pitbull8myguitar

    Absolutely perfect !!!! From a veteran I say thank you. Why does music like this never make it to the masses.

  26. sash6

    great vid 5oscar,s god bless your soldiers

  27. Corey P

    will is my cuzin

  28. majormayhem1

    4:26 explains it all, God Bless.

  29. newarkontrentscooter

    very powerful... well done

  30. stephenflynn28

    great vid

  31. Aaron Knapp

    I'm glad you liked it.