"Cold War" as written by Jesse Keeler and Sebastien Grainger....
This war is cold and silent
Our love has turned to violence
You've got three years to live for something
You've got three years to die for something

This war is warm and vibrant
Our love has turned to silence
You've got two months to tell him something
You've got two months to tell him something

And if you love let him know
Or if you leave him tell him so
Or you will break his heart in two


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"Cold War" as written by Sebastien Grainger Jesse Keeler

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    General CommentSabblepaws and Ndoc are right. You people over-think things WAY too much.
    PhilipWithOneLon July 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHow has no one commented? Such an amazing song from an amazing first album.. this one and 'Blood On Our Hands' are definetly my favourites.

    "And if you love let him know
    Or if you leave him tell him so
    Or you will break his heart in two"

    True verse, true verse
    alanna07on March 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentawesome, awesome song, the lyrics are good.
    I love 'blood on our hands' too.
    Linger:on May 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe war that they talk about probably is refferin to this akward tension that these 2 individuals that just cannot seem to express their love for one another, it either has to result to violence or silence
    cold_waron June 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnd if you love let him know
    Or if you leave him tell him so
    Or you will break his heart in two

    That is reffering to the wife or woman's choice to either stay in the relationship or her real choice to leave the man but if she does leave him he will be hurt-sick song tho
    dfa1979on July 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentalanna this is not their first album obviously their first albums was Head's Up! now this album is youre a woman im a machine duhh
    dfa1979on December 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^you are such a tool...
    just thought id point that out.
    LydiaXoXoon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone have an idea why he references "Three years" as the time frame? I was thinking originally that this might be about George W's term mending in three years from the time when this song was written but that doesn't make much sense since the band's from Toronto. Any ideas?
    Max(well)on January 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone have an idea why he references "Three years" as the time frame? I was thinking originally that this might be about George W's term mending in three years from the time when this song was written but that doesn't make much sense since the band's from Toronto. Any ideas?
    Max(well)on January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell just becuz the band is canadian doesnt mean they cant make a song about the warrs an stuff but mahbe its like writing from a soldiers perspective view like the first part would meann that goin into iraq and killing people in there and stuff has madet he war cold and silent making love for their country into violence for no good reason and now he has 3 years to live or die for something he prob doesnt agree withh well yeahh u kno what i mean with that kinda theme to the song u can make up ur own meaning using that
    toitdudeon February 07, 2006   Link

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