Build A Song Around This Phrase

I read this phrase the other day and thought it could be the basis of an interesting song based on the current political/social climate of the world.

Violence doesn’t cure violence and hate doesn’t cure hate.

Is anyone interested in participating? I’m thinking of a serious song so I’d prefer not to have parody or comedy lyrics incorporated.


This seems like a VERY cool idea for a regular song challenge! We should do these on a regular basis :beerbanger:

I’d be happy to suspend this project until after the IK Multimedia mix contest.

Ted Nugent would be appalled.

Feels like someone drove a hole through my head
Lying in a puddle colored crimson red
All I asked for was a change of heart
They beat me to the ground, tore my cause apart

They cut off my legs, and stuck a knife in my side
They tell me to stand for their national pride
For a country that has ostracized me
For the color of my skin and my beliefs

In the end I won’t fight back
Hate makes more hate
I’m a scapegoat to divide
Peace will come to those who wait

Their propaganda has so much to tell
They say I hate my country and I’ll go to hell
They say me beliefs are a security threat
But I’m not even gonna stop just yet

I hold up my sign and I pray for peace
The men gun me down and they laugh
They hold their battered flags of the south
As they slice their country’s people in half

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thats about half of my current songs as it is lol. the other half is about lying politicians

hy guys, can i partecipate to this project?
Have you a melody line already? Or some music where work on?
I can’t write text because i don’t know very well english language.

This project is open to anyone. As it stands right now, there is no melody. Go for it.

That’s not very Van Halen sounding!

I just realized that was directed at me, I didn’t even know you were telling me to take it seriously, yet I think I did pretty good.

:sunglasses: Mostly, but also for the folks here who also know I’ve written parody lyrics.