"Distraction" as written by and Thomas Delonge....
I'll be your distraction
I'll be your distraction

There's a field nearby
With words written in stone
My love will not die
Please let be known

This place is dead
It echoes through town
There isn't one voice
I haven't heard a sound

The planes flew in
Their bombs did too
The city fell flat
The fires they grew

When the smoke comes in
It'll color this town
But I'll still have you
So I'll say it aloud

I'll be your distraction
I'll be your distraction

The friendship we made
Is a waste of our time
There's no one left here
To show future that's kind

It's a world of hate
Gone incredibly wrong
We cared to late
We just followed along

And the boys went down
With their gun in their hand
Their weapon of choice
Their knees in the sand

If that field nearby
Was still there to be used
Would you ever have known?
Those words were for you

I'll be your distraction
I'll be your distraction

I'll be your distraction
I'll be your distraction
I'll be your distraction
I'll be your distraction

I'll be, I'll be yours
I'll be, I'll be yours
I'll be, I'll be yours
I'll be, I'll be yours
The War

The ocean, is on fire
The sky turned dark again
As the boats came in
And the beaches
Stretched out with soldiers
With their arms and guns
It has just begun

Believe, you want this
Believe, I want this too

Why won't you tell me that
It's almost over
Why must this?
Tear my head
Inside out

And the houses
Laid out like targets
With the defining sound
We watched them all go down
And the families
Now useless bodies
They lay still black and blue
A gift from us to you

Believe, you want this
Believe, I want this too

Why won't you tell me that
It's almost over
Why must this?
Tear my head
Inside out

Oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh oh oh, oh oh (Believe)
Oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh oh oh, oh oh (Believe, you want this too)
Oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh oh oh, oh oh

Why won't you tell me that
It's almost over
Why must this?
Tear my head
Inside out

Why won't you tell me that
It's almost over
Why must this?
Tear my head
Inside out

Oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh oh oh, oh oh


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"Distraction" as written by Thomas Delonge

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  • +4
    Song MeaningIt sounds kind of like the girl's world is almost crashing down around them. He's trying to distract her from it. (What it means to me.)
    HopeHangunon June 23, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentPEOPLE! AVA isnt that bad, its just.. new to me, and blink isnt 10 year old music punk rock14! Blink was a god damn revolution ever since enema of the state came out! Every1 was listening to that album and dont tell me that it sucks cause every1 can agree that it was a great album! Why is every1 over blink??? Remeber Travis's cutting edge beats, tom's melodic riffs, Marks rhythmic bass and most of all their poetic lyrics which AVA has but its just new.. AVA is good.. just never what i expected..
    BrettGon April 17, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentlast time I checked, this forum was for song MEANINGS... not to complain or discuss Tom and his personal life
    RecklessAbandonon May 31, 2006   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis song is about war, more so from what I can tell as it was said World War II. There is one part that gives it away completely: "It's a world of hate / Gone incredibly wrong / We cared to late / We just followed along / And the boys went down / With their gun in their hand / Their weapon of choice / Their knees in the sand / If that field nearby / Was still there to be used / Would you ever have known? / Those words were for you".

    When I think about that war from the 1940's, usually an picture this as it was when they were in Germany fighting against the Axis powers and also when they hit the shores in France on D-Day is more evident with the part "Their knees in the sand".

    My grandfather was there and I've seen pictures. This song describes how men bonded creating their own band of brothers. Guys that became family/best friends.

    I do notice that the one part states how we choose to get involved too late for the war, cause we were literally like one of the last few countries to step up and take action. I love how AVA did a song about this war!
    lyricgrlpsych87on December 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAvA has really opened a door in music and i think it will inspire many bands/people to do something big aswell.
    wendyclear-atticuson April 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBlink were amazing and were complete legends okay!! but Can you guys give tom a break! Geeze. He's bringing out a NEW band that means it isn't gonna be like Blink, so u cant expect it to be like like Blink. I think this is a great album with a complete different feel to it. I love this song along with the rest of the album :) no hard feelings brettG :) and street spirit ... tom can sing.
    AnotherLoserKiddon May 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRight first off Blink were amazing...(are amazing) whichever. Secondly. everyone slagging off tom, stop. he said he's coming out with a new band so its gonna have NEW music. Which just happens to KICK ASS!! thirdly TOM CAN SING! and fourthly this songs is awesome along with tthe rest of the album :) No hard feeelings
    AnotherLoserKiddon May 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenttell that to half the people that make comments
    AnotherLoserKiddon June 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentstop bitching about it
    any of you who think that blink and ava sucks then why are you reading this? just because you dont like it doesnt mean other people want to hear it and other people dont like them

    and also, any of you who think ava is bad because its not like blink are you FUCKING KIDDING ME?!
    of course they arent the same because they are DIFFERENT BANDS!! havent you noticed that its only tom in both bands?? mark and travis arent in it so it wont sound the same

    i love them both, if your open minded you would too
    your_distractionon June 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAre you people serious? I think you should all be ashamed in yourselves [those of you to whom this applies...as in the ones who think Blink, BCR & especially AVA are..immature, whatever the heck you KIDS said]

    It's immature to be so close-minded. Saying these songs don't mean anything? Are you serious? Wow. That's...so horrible it's funny. I could give a bad metaphor but I won't.

    Those of you who are disappointed in Tom, say he can't sing, whatever kind of negativity you have towards AVA, WELL BITE ME. They're gonna be so big, they'll sell out. And yes I will hate it, but it will shove feet in the mouths of you insulent and oppinionated rockers who disrespect Tom and AVA.

    It is that big of a deal. This band has my heart and soul, and you're killing not only them but me when you say such UNTRUE things! What could you possibly be thinking? I mean, this is a song meaning site. Yes, you can also share opinions, but why hate THAT bad on something? Do you have no better way to waste your time than tell somebody else that their band "sucks"?

    How bout now, you spend it kissing my ass.

    I LOVE BLINK, BCR, AVA, AND TOM TIL i DIE.
    hopelessly_hopefulon June 07, 2006   Link

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