May 15, 2017

Words Are Weapons

 

It was subtle at first
A little dig , a little poke
A little joke … at my expense
Well I laughed till I stopped
When at last the penny dropped
It all made sense
Your stand up routine
It’s cruel and it’s mean
The opening shots of an uncivil war
I wish I could smile
Words can hurt you
and the joke’s not funny … any more

Chorus:
Words are weapons in this war
Words are weapons
You think you’re funny … don’t make me laugh
Some kind of wit? … you’re only half
Words are weapons in this war
Words are weapons

It was clever at first
A little crack , a little sledge
A little edge … slipped in word wise
Well I winced, bit my lip
Yet one more sad stupid quip
Cut down to size
Ypu’re too close to home
Too close to the bone
One more salvo in this uncivil war
I wish I could smile
Words are weapons
and I don’t love you … any more

Chorus:
Words are weapons in this war
Words are weapons
You think you’re funny … don’t make me laugh
Some kind of wit? … you’re only half
Words are weapons in this war
Words are weapons

Bridge:
Now I’ve suffered in silence
Sitting here on the fence,
It’s a pain in the ass
Should we call a truce
Step back from the brink?
You know I think I’ll pass

Chorus:
Words are weapons in this war
Words are weapons
You think you’re funny … don’t make me laugh
Some kind of wit? … you’re ha ha half
Words are weapons in this war
Words are weapons

Words are weapons
Bring in the tanks
Take your best shot
You’re firing blanks
Words are weapons
Words are weapons in this war
Words are weapons
Words are weapons …in our hands

© Martin Robley 2017