music by stillnoah

(little) lord of war

This song is inspired by the movie "lord of warlord of war" by Andrew Niccol. It is about the very unpleasant topic of selling weapons. I don't recommend the film, but the result of watching it was a deep feeling of helplessness against a machinery of power and money. Maybe this film is just a story, but somehow I fear that reality is not too far away (or is even worse).

This song was recorded live, meaning drums, piano, guitar and bass together. We had a nice day together, rehearsing, eating pizza and recording. Everybody said we should do that again. I hope we will. Of course the vocals, some keyboards, and other parts have been overdubbed later on. And - I confess - there is some editing on it, too.

lyrics

it's not my fault how this world is working
i didn't make the rules you'd better obey
i just sell the tools to keep kings ruling
you'd better watch out not to cross their ways

pain and death are not my intentions
but sometimes it's hard to stay alive
i just make the right inventions
to keep the country strong to fight 

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little lord of war
hate down to the core
moving children's fingers
strong enough to pull the triggers

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i don't do the hard decisions
i just make the tools to be secure
let me sell you a pack of ammunition
as investment for your future

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little lord of war
greed down to the core
moving children's fingers
strong enough to pull the triggers

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i don't like those peace fanatics
they don't know reality
it's me who keep evolution going
it's me who keep the fittest free

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little lord of war
fear down to the core
moving peoples fingers
naive enough to pull the triggers

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it's my bussiness but not my fault
i just do what i've been told
it's me who keeps you free
together with the industry
sometimes we add chemistry

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little lords of war
fear down to the core
moving soldier's fingers
deaf enough to pull the triggers

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