Skyclad — Still Spinning Shrapnel lyrics

The page contains the lyrics of the song "Still Spinning Shrapnel" by Skyclad.

Lyrics

Everyone’s losing — nobody’s winning,
So run for your lives when the shrapnel’s spinning.
Pictures of the crippled — wounded on the frontline
Someone else’s problem — you’re sitting on a landmine.
When will we see reason? Sometimes I think we’ll never
Learn that children have the right to laugh — and dying is forever
All I hear are peace talks and battle cries.
No time for laughter — we’re too busy dying,
In this 'Devil's Playground' - bullets are flying.
There’s another star in heaven — and footprints on the moon
So ignore the reign of terror — the bloody red monsoon.
Neighbour fighting neighbour — oh see how quick they run
To tear down the white flag and pick up the gun.
Peace talks and battle cries — apathy can kill
Put a price on human life — pay 'the butcher’s bill'.
Everybody’s losing — nobody’s winning,
Run for your lives when the shrapnel’s spinning.
Hear my prayer from the Valley of the Shadow —
For a child in an unmarked grave.
Take my hand in the hour of darkness —
While there’s someone left to save.
But you can’t hear me — all you can hear are…
Peace talks and battle cries — apathy can kill,
Put a price on human life — pay 'the butcher’s bill'.
No time for laughter — we’re too busy dying,
In this 'Devil's Playground' where bullets are flying.
I think about the children who have no hopes or homes,
Born into a battlfield — war’s all they’ve ever known.
Neighbour loving neighbour — will that day ever come
When we shake hands in friendship and survey the damage done.
All I hear are peace talks and battle cries.
Everyone’s losing — nobody’s winning,
So run for your lives when the shrapnel’s spinning.
Hear my prayer from the Valley of the Shadow —
For a child in an unmarked grave.
Take my hand in the hour of darkness —
While there’s someone left to save.
Why won’t you help me?
Why can’t you hear me?