"You and me of the 10,000 wars" as written by and Emily Ann Saliers....
You and me of the 10,000 wars
Dividing life into factions of pleasure and chores
A bed to be made and a bed to lie in
A hand in the darker side
And our sights set on zion

The heart of a skeptic and the mind of a child
Put my life in a box and let my imagination run wild
Pour the cement for my feet
The heart and the mind on a parallel course
Never the two shall meet
And oh the dissatisfied with the satisfied
Everybody loves a melodrama and the scandal of a lie
Still you held your arms open
For the prodigal daughter
I see my eyes in your eyes through my eyes
Still waters

Try making one and one make one
Twist the shapes until everything comes undone
Watch the wizard behind the curtain
The larger than life and the power of seeming certain
The evil ego and the vice of pride
Is there ever anything else that makes us take our different sides
I wanted everything to feed me
About as full as I got was of myself
And the upper echalons of mediocrity
And oh the dissatisfied with the satisfied
Everybody loves a melodrama and the scandal of a lie
Still you held your arms open
For the prodigal daughter
I see my eyes in your eyes through my eyes
Still waters
Still waters

After the battles and we're still around
Everything once up in the air has settled down
Sweep the ashes let the silence find us
A moment of peace is worth every war behind us
You and me of the 10,000 wars


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"You and Me of the 10,000 Wars" as written by Emily Ann Saliers

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    General CommentThis is about the relationship between a mother and a daughter. The 10,000 wars are the daily struggles btween parents and kids, chores, clothes, identity. "My eyes in your eyes in my eyes" is about how we may rebel but we still become our parents when we get older and how we recognize our moms in our own words.
    amymonkeyon October 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree with amymonkey. I've always viewed the song from the same standpoint, and so does my mother. After her own mother passed away, it took over a year for her to be able to listen to this song without crying.
    flopcanopon May 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentA sarcastic accusation of war supporters. Clearly not the actual beliefs of the Indigo Girls, it is supposed to be both funny and serious. Unfortunately, there are actually people who hold these beliefs. My favorite line is 'try making one and one make one'
    EZEebson August 15, 2006   Link

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