"This Is War" as written by and Doc/shuman Pomus....
I'm just a normal man
I wouldn't hurt nothing at all
But here we are

Our leaders have a plan
I'd only kill if it's for them
Now here we are

I drove in a car and flew in a plane
To come to your house and kick your door in
Now it's down to this, it's just you and me
I'll blow your fucking head off for my country

I go to church and tithe
I go to work in a suit and tie
But this is war
I'm really not sure why
But the TV says that you are wrong
Now here we are

[Chorus: x2]
My feet hurt from the sand
But still I march on gun in hand
Cause this is war
This isn't what I planned
I wanted to be so much more
But this is war

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"This Is War" as written by Mort Shuman Doc Pomus

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    General CommentSomeone help me out here... is he serious, or is this all tongue in cheek?
    prayingmantis84on June 30, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthe's probably serious... the rest of their lyrics are so incredibly real, they don't care what ppl will say about them, so I think he's serious
    hunter4prezon July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commenthes talking about being a soilder that has to do what his superiors tell him to do its actually an antiwar song
    wiredmonkiekilleron July 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt is not literal.. He is being sarcastic and resentfull in the lyrics. When he sings about only killing for our leaders it's him being resentfull towards the fact that our nation makes people fight in wars. The military and the media and then goverment strike fear in Americans so they fight wars politicians start. When he sings about going to church and tithe he is being sarcastic to that fact that he is a drone like americans. How he goes to church and prays and pays dues. Also when he sings about going to work in a suite and tie meaning he is a drone with work as well as other americans. He also compares the facts of being a civilian drone and not killing compared to the same person in the military killing. It's all the same...
    greenstarslighton April 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAs you can probably already tell.. the band is totally liberal and of course they're anti-war and they show how much of a megalomanic Bush is.. like he's sending a bunch of men into war and they all turn into robots.. and like how it's so ethical to kill when our president says it is.. all in all i think they're right
    mona2091on May 10, 2004   Link
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    General Comment*NOTE* I am in the military.
    It's pretty obvious how this song is against the war. I mean, musicians are always liberal pansies and think they know how to run things. Since they have a podium, they think we all need their opinions.
    Nonetheless, I really like this song. I just ignore the shit they're trying to say and take this at a VERY basic level. I'm here to fucking kill you. It's so simple and beautiful.
    arbiter13on May 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with mona....anyway, smile empty souls music is so awesome. theyre lyrics really dotn need a lot of discussion though cuz Sean Danielson just says it like it is. He rocks.
    OneLessReasonon May 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis sounds like its kinda dissapointed in the war but still would do anything to protect his country...
    Nirvana_Punkon May 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBeing in the reserves, this kinda hits home. Yes I may live a normal life back home, being a peaceful man and what not, but if someone says so then I have to go. I may not like it, and the leaders may be idiots, but I have to go. It's a disturbing duality. And the song is beautiful. Love the last verse... but still I march on gun in hand...
    Conanon June 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentit's pretty easy to see that the band is anti-war, so this is an anti-war song. it all makes sense if you look at the lyrics
    MuSiCfReAk728on June 05, 2004   Link

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