"Love And War" as written by Ester Dean, Jermaine L. Cole, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen and Tor Erik Hermansen....
Promise that you always will
Keep candles lit on the windowsill
You know I'll be comin' home

You know I never wanted to go away
But what am I supposed to say
When I hear the sounds of the trumpet call
Who says

All is fair in love and war

Your pictures kept close to my heart
Letters all but fall apart
Each night I read them over again

You know I never wanted to go away
But what am I supposed to say
When I hear the sounds of the trumpet call
Who says

You know I never wanted to go away
I swear
It's war


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"Love and War" as written by Dylan James Roy Battle

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    General CommentI think this song is about a guy missed his girlfriend/former girlfriend...He may have screwed up in some way, and they split...."You know I never wanted to go away, but what am I supposed to say..." All is fair in love and war, i think means that love can sometimes make you do stupid things, and its justified..He just wants her to remember him for the good times I think.
    Skellyon January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is just about being separated, and not having any control over it. I dont think it shows enough to say that its about a broken relationship, as such.
    But Skelly may be right, I dunno.
    Bloodhawkon July 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion this song is about the trials of war. when a soldier gose to war he leaves his loved ones behind. "But what am I supposed to say
    When I hear the sounds of the trumpet call" he cant do anything about it he has so go so "what is he suposed to say" as i said before this is about the trials of war in my opinion
    metalrockpunkon January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSounds like a man who had to leave his family behind in order to fight in war for his country.
    Pattoeon January 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree its about war. mabe not his personal experience becasue it doesnt sound all to personal to me and doesnt go into great detail.

    a loved person at home with a vigil inthe windowsil to represent the hope of the soldier returning.

    "who says all is fair in love and war"?

    they know that anything can happen while hes away because nothing is fair in love and war. he has a few tangiable photos and letters that he reads over again but them "fallin apart" recognise the pain in himself that it was not his choice to go away and there is nothing he can say that will reassure the loved ones at home that he definately will be coming home.
    ragamuffin16on November 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPersonally I think that the song could mean one of 2 things for me.

    The first could be about someone whose life has been so deeply rooted in war that they are more apart of that world than that of the world they lead during peace time. Therefore when the trumpets of war sound the call again he as much as he might regret or wish otherwise must answer that call.

    The second scenario I think about when I hear this song is about someone who is in a constant state of war within themselves. Someone who is such a prisoner to their emotions that whenever the proverbial trumpet calls they are forced to march and carry out what that feeling is leading them to do. Even though it may be wrong and even tho deep down he may not wish to, the bonds of war inside him are too strong to let him go.

    I dont know just my thought. s
    Azrael35on April 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about his job, he is a rock star, when he says "When I hear the sounds of the trumpet call ", he is saying that he has to go, it's his job, he's going on a tour, and for the first time he is far from home for a long time, cuz in the end life is a war, and this is what he's got to do, for himself, for his family. And when he says "Promise that you always will
    Keep candles lit on the windowsill ", I think he is remembering she said that no matter what happens she will keep their love flame burning.
    quimeraon October 07, 2008   Link

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