Thou shalt not kill - remember that? You learnt it again and again when you were young They said weapons have this safety catch Your moral conscience tells you kid what's right, what's wrong Well they make out like they're so surprised But it's easy when you're civilised Count to ten, close your eyes The way it's always been . . .
I think I was a bit surprised I never knew I was so anaesthetised And triggers pull so lightly and people die so easy I never realised Well I believe in common laws I believe in even scores I understand the rules of war The way the slate is cleaned . . .
Who wants another Christian martyr? Who wants someone else's pain? Who wants the world on their shoulder? Who wants to have to cry in vain? Who wants to have an open sore Eating away deep inside you? Who wants to torture themselves When there's plenty eager to do it for you?
Well, years might heal all the scars But I don't know if you feel like you have that time And if I was the man that killed your father And if I said I'm sorry, would that change your mind? Well no one should be so surprised That words don't pay for victims' lives It's teeth for teeth, eyes for eyes The way it's always been . . .