This Means War!

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This Means War!
Petra This Means War.jpg
Studio album by Petra
Released 1987 (1987)
Genre Christian rock, hard rock
Length 40:12
Label StarSong Records
Producer John & Dino Elefante
Petra chronology
Back to the Street
(1986)Back to the Street1986
This Means War!
On Fire!
(1988)On Fire!1988
Singles from This Means War!
  1. "This Means War![1]"
    Released: 1987
  2. "I Am Available[2]"
    Released: 1987
  3. "Get on Your Knees and Fight Like a Man[3]"
    Released: 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[4]

This Means War! is the ninth studio album of the Christian rock band, Petra. It was released in 1987.

In this album, the band started to refine their movement into a more hard rock/arena rock sound, still retaining keyboard synthesizers to back the driving guitar work. This album also signaled the beginning of a military motif present in the song lyrics that the band would carry through several of their following albums.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Bob Hartman, except where noted.

  1. "This Means War!" – 3:30
  2. "He Came, He Saw, He Conquered" (Music by Hartman and John Elefante) – 4:10
  3. "Get on Your Knees and Fight Like a Man" – 4:32
  4. "I Am Available" – 4:27
  5. "Kenaniah" (Words by Hartman, John Lawry & Danny Kingen; Music by Lawry & Kingen) – 3:43
  6. "You Are My Rock" (Music by John & Dino Elefante) – 4:21
  7. "The Water Is Alive" – 3:48
  8. "Don't Let Your Heart Be Hardened" – 3:41
  9. "Dead Reckoning" – 3:23
  10. "All the King's Horses" – 4:17




Guest musicians[edit]

  • Tom Hrbacek and Los Alamitos High School Marching Drummers - Percussion ("This Means War")