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Unloaded Gun
© Jason Paul Johnston 2006

A loaded gun is a bad, bad thing
A knife on the counter is kind of the same
Pulls for a hand to give it some strength
Pulls at your head and gives your arm length

You say that weapon is unmanned now
Remove the human and you still have the cause
Remove the cause and it stops the effect
And then you’ve got some peace on your hands…

If you want peace – you’ve got to make up your mind
If you want war – drop the troops and draw a line
If you want peace – don’t put it to the test
If you want war – load your weapons, let emotion do the rest

Some say that nowadays diplomacy’s dead
It was an art, now it’s all painted red
And framed in paper with dollar signs
Sold to the highest bidder in the lobby line

You say your hand was forced, but your gun was cocked
You say it was defense, but your target was locked

‘Cause I want peace – But we must all decide
We don’t want war – pull the troops and draw the line
We all want peace – put your dollars to the test
We don’t want war – unload the weapons, let our voices do the rest


from 100 Stories Vol. 3, released April 1, 2012


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Jason Paul Johnston Lexington, Kentucky

Jason is the son of a preacher from the Great White North (Canada) and a music teacher from Tennessee, giving his muse northern and southern winds. Jason released his first album "Willows Motel" in 2009. It was an americana inspired album of eleven originals and one old gospel tune. Jason is now working on a series of follow-up albums: 100 Stories Volumes 1-10 ... more

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