"Warrior" as written by and Nicholas Joseph Zinner Karen Lee Orzolek....
When it's missing then you want it more
It isn't right
Turning, turning out the door
And back to this
Leave it like it was before
And let me out
Must've been the end of the story

Giving it all, giving it all away
You're gonna wake up someone
Well study it all
The wings, the crowd, your face
You're gonna end up like one

Well, trouble at home
Travel the way you say
"The road don't like me"
Travel away
Travel it all away
"The road's gonna end on me"

Man, they like me
Cause I'm a warrior, a warrior
Stand on my feet
Dance the warrior, the warrior
Where would I be?
I'd be a warrior, a warrior

Now the strangers have caught on
And they're riding in the backseat
The river's gonna wash all
Yeah the river it spoke to me
It told me I'm small
And I swallowed it down
If I make it all
I'm a make you want me

Hey!

Trouble at home
Travel the way you say
"The road don't like me"
Travel it all, travel it all away
"The road's gonna get on me"
And I'm small
The road's gonna get on me
Well if it gets it all
The road's gonna end on me

Hey!
Hey, hey!

Like a warrior, a warrior
Dance the warrior, the warrior


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"Warrior" as written by Nicholas Joseph Zinner Karen Lee Orzolek

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    General Commentfirst, i'd like to say that this is by far the best the yeah yeah yeahs have in my opinion. i'm not totally sure what it means, but i think it's an outcry from Karen O about how insane she has to be in her music/performances and how ppl expect a certain level from her everytime. but again, just my opinion.
    JLynn943on May 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti sort of think of this song in existential terms. like the whole "travel the road" thing is a metaphor for life. i don't really think it's about love that much. i think she's saying that life is tough. she's saying that she's trying to be herself but other people aren't. i don't know. i think in saying she's a warrior, she's saying that she has to go out on her own, but that it's hard doing so .
    meursaulton July 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentooo karen o! i love this song. what i think it means is a lover trying to leave her or take a break because of trouble in the relationship (at home). She's sort of warning him, like, "once you leave me, you are going to miss me. you may say that the road doesn't like me, and therefore you need to go off on your own, but the road is going to end eventually and its going to end right back on me. It's going to bring you back to me, and somehow, someway because I am a warrior, I am going to stay strong and believe this, no matter who tries to tell me i'm small, and tell me to forget you and get over it. I WILL MAKE YOU WANT ME."
    rainingallthetimeon July 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome.
    awesome. awesome song.
    elleonon March 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI usually hate people that post without talking about the meaning of the song, but I absolutely have to do so for this track. Friggin amazing!!!!!!
    LongLiveSPon March 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy new favorite Yeah Yeah Yeahs song.
    Dannayon March 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song definitely lives up to the standard of Fever to Tell.
    precipitateon March 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe only remains of the fantastic fever to tell =( damn!! I get nostalgic everytime I hear it
    Zerovermarson March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, and I think it's about the road being a metaphor for SOMETHING. Maybe the story, since she said something about the end of the story, but I always think of it as a person. I don't know. Or maybe it's about some bad luck, not having the road like her while she wants to leave. So she can't leave? o.o I'm bad at interpreting songs, but this song is the best! :O
    readytosurrenderon March 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm not as keen on this one..
    zennoron April 07, 2006   Link

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