21 Guns (701/704)

21 Guns

Truman DiBartolo, Viola
Michael Morales, Violin
Arif Rahaman, Violin
Anders Reyes, Cello
Vijay Sosiah, Cello

Artist Statement

         Our song 21 guns raises awareness by telling people about all the human cruelty and what's worth fighting and dying for. We wish that as a result of hearing this song people will protest to change gun laws in America so that people don't get there hands on firearms so easily. For example what happened in Orland, Florida. An ISIS advocate shot up a club and killed 50 people just because of their choice to love someone of there own gender. This proves our point of how people get there hands on gun easily.

         The steps we took were that we first practiced individually on the first verse of our song 21 Guns.  After that we all tried to play the song together. Then we got feedback from Mr. Shieh.


By Green Day

Verse 1
Do you know what's worth fighting for?
When it's not worth dying for?
Does it take your breath away
And you feel yourself suffocating?

Does the pain weigh out the pride?
And you look for a place to hide?
Did someone break your heart inside?
You're in ruins

One, 21 guns
Lay down your arms, give up the fight
One, 21 guns
Throw up your arms into the sky, you and I

Verse 2
When you're at the end of the road
And you lost all sense of control
And your thoughts have taken their toll
When your mind breaks the spirit of your soul

Your faith walks on broken glass
And the hangover doesn't pass
Nothing's ever built to last
You're in ruins


Did you try to live on your own
When you burned down the house and home?
Did you stand too close to the fire
Like a liar looking for forgiveness from a stone?