"War" as written by Barrett Strong and Norman J. Whitfield....
And suddenly there was war
We didn't remember it
A long time forgotten
There suddenly was war

And suddenly there was war
Our children are dead
Burnt in the ruins
That were left by war

And suddenly there was war
And the mothers, they screamed
For revenge and reprisals

For another war
And suddenly and suddenly
And suddenly there was war
With spoiling and death

And you fight alone
If there's another war
Whole life is war
And whole life is pain

And you will fight alone
In your personal war
This is war

Lyrics submitted by Ratgirl

"War" as written by Norman Whitfield Barrett Strong

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    General Commentfuck i love the beat to this song.. soo harsh an agressive..
    untermenschon October 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it means that, even after all this time on earth.. humans can't help but destroy themselves.. today we are still fighting wars, when there are other ways of going about solving conflicts.. and it's like.. some nations are constantly at war and i think they forget why it even began. we don't learn from our mistakes. war solves nothing, but i think this song is deeper than just war between nations. "whole life is war, and whole life is pain, and you will fight alone, in your personal war".. basically, it's in our nature to destroy ourselves.
    foxxycottonon September 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentgreat song, I love it ^_^ the meaning's pretty obvious, war is bad, it kills innocent people etc.
    Pyrokinetic_Punkeron March 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentagreed, good song, good lyrics
    SargeXon March 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it has more meaning then just War, I mean yes it can relate to that but so many other things as well. "Whole life is war and whole life is pain and you will fight alone in your personal war-this is war" I think anyone can relate to those lyrics. Everyday we live life and we go through major struggles that we all have to deal with like drug abuse, dealing with shit from other people and a bunch of endless possibility's. That's just my take on it.
    Brujeria6SixSeison January 05, 2009   Link

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