"Within You" as written by and Ray Lamontagne....
War is not the answer
The answer is within you

War is not the answer
The answer is within you

Love, love
Love, love

War is not the answer
The answer is within you

Love, love
Love, love

Love, love
Love, love

Love, love
Love, love

Love, love
Love, love

Love, love
Love



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"Within You" as written by Ray Lamontagne

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    Song MeaningI think that the meaning of this song is pretty self-explanatory. I think the most general meaning that most people would interpret this song to be about, is war. But I think that "war" could mean various different things. From war between countries, to wars that individuals are battling within themselves. If there was more peace and love in the world and people could come together and discuss issues, our world would not be such a conflicting environment.
    MusakLvr17on April 02, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis would make a great song to put in George bush's ear every night when he sleeps.. maybe he could learn a thing or two from it :)
    laurleeon March 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI second that.

    I can see this song played at the end of a movie while looking at a ravage scene of war and destruction! Kind of eerie in a sense!
    Themactatoron October 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot a lot of lyrics is there? lol anyway its a great song, seems a bit sad to me though but nonetheless a good song
    iluvothon September 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOr at the end of a documentary if the world keeps going in this direction. HAHA. Not that i'm a pacifist. Great song though
    yonni_manon October 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeard this song in the season finale 4 of One Tree Hill.
    Such a beautiful ending and such a beautiful song.
    zakruon June 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah i heard this song on one tree hill a.k.a the best show ever made on this earth. anyways..great song

    -emm
    Emilyy2025on March 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I agree with the comment above. I think war is a metaphor for any kind of struggle, be it one literally between nations, or on a smaller scale, any kind of personal struggle/pain...

    Maybe he's saying that we already have all the answers inside of ourselves, we just need to take either another, or deeper look
    inside
    rosiejuliaon July 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think John Lennon has returned....
    Androgyneon April 26, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentPeace wouldn't fix everything. :/
    mdm9260on July 12, 2010   Link

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