"Everyday Combat" as written by Michael Richard Lewis, Richard James Oliver, Ian Watkins, Lee Gaze and Stuart Richardson....
Bar fight, week night, you don't look right
Poor mite, no bite, wake up, first light
This is what we live and what we see
Dance club, strip light, get drunk no sight,
Watch it ignite, live it up tonight
Nobody really cares but it's not for me

So raise your glass my son
We're tellin' everyone
Livin' in, everyday combat
Day to day, commuter riot
Shot down, dancing in the D-M-Z
Walk on, streets on fire
Caged in, with razor wire
Shot down, livin' in the D-M-Z
We're livin' in the D-M-Z

Times up, let's go, all that we know
Release tension, you're my hero
After dark, terror in the town high street
And I know, you can't stop full throttle
Get involved mate, broken bottle
(Invasion!) Panic on the cold concrete

So raise your glass my son
We're tellin' everyone
Livin' in, everyday combat
Day to day, commuter riot
Shot down, dancing in the D-M-Z
Walk on, streets on fire
Caged in, with razor wire
Shot down, livin' in the D-M-Z
We're livin' in the D-M-Z
Livin' in the D-M-Z
Livin' in the D-M-Z

Right!

Livin' in, everyday combat
Day to day, commuter riot
Shot down, dancing in the D-M-Z
Walk on, streets on fire
Caged in, with razor wire
Shot down, livin' in the D-M-Z
We're livin' in the D-M-Z

Ooh yeah
Ooh yeah

Livin' in the D-M-Z

All right
Ooh yeah

Livin' in the D-M-Z

[Repeat: x7]
Don't think you're safe 'cause it's not over

Don't think you're safe 'cause it's not over!

[Repeat: x8]
Don't think you're safe 'cause it's not over!


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"Everyday Combat" as written by Lee Gaze Ian Watkins

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  • +1
    General CommentI was curious so....

    urbandictionary.com/…

    De-Militarized Zone. Sounds fairly fitting in a sarcastic sort of way. At least how Ian is using it in the song.
    DarkEternalon June 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti sware he sounds like hes saying dancing in the dmv haa but i think its about just going out having fun and partiing and saying thats its like combat...eh wat do i know its 5 am and im tired haha
    bloodstrikeon June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentany 1 know wat dmz (or dmv watever!) is?
    clojoeon June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is DMZ (in the booklet) and what I think he's talking about is just the bar hopping scene in general. He says "nobody really cares, but it's not for me". So he's saying that this isn't what he likes to do, because this is how it is. But no one really cares because there are lots of people who WILL go out at night. He's just one person against the crowd.
    DarkEternalon June 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah that does sound about right.
    If you ever experience the nightlife over here it is alike to a DMZ. Crazy way to spend your nights, and it's fair risky too. I think this is just highlighting how things get too far out of hand way to quickly, one dirty look at a drunk person and you get a revenge plotted against you: "Don't think you're safe cause it's not over"
    our.lady.of.sorrowson July 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentu guys are all wrong
    its all about north korea and south korea
    the border between them is the DMZ which stands for demiliterized zone. it is how the korean war started. look at the lyrics

    refrain
    living in everyday combat
    day to day
    commuter riot
    shot down
    dancing in the dmz
    walk on
    streets on fire
    caged in
    with razor wire
    shot down
    living in the dmz

    that section is talking about being incaged and getting shot down. its all about korea
    ason July 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone else hear what sounds like a chav right at the end of this track? I can defiantly hear something like "And I was like boosh innit" at around 5:00. Cool song though.
    Lewis88on July 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaha.. yea, I hear what you mean..
    I have absolutely no idea what they're saying though.
    SolitaryRoseon July 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe band is called "Lostprophets". Get it right, not "Lost Prophets".
    ^exeF.on July 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcan totally feel this song! its all about the bar culture and as the lostprophets (the majority of them...) dont drink - i feel totally sorry for them!

    he's basically saying that unless you are a streotype chav or a "sheep" that you dont fit in the this culture. "you don't look right"

    its an awful lot like i predict a riot by the kaiser chiefs - this awful image of booze britain......
    how alcohol can cause fights and how drunk people have no thought or common sense in their actions.
    "get drunk
    no sight
    watch it ignite
    live it up tonight"

    I love the "dancing in the DMZ"
    this is how i spend my weekends - drunk dancing like i dont care whilst people around me throw bottles at each other and so on.....LOL

    i do love this song and i think ian has a valid point, but that wont stop me drinking and living like this every weekend........
    kookykon August 08, 2006   Link

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