"Battle" as written by Michael Blue and Colbie Caillat....
You thought we'd be fine
All these years gone by
Now you're askin' me to listen; well, then tell me 'bout everything
No lies; we're losin' time

'Cause this is a battle, and it's your final last call
It was a trial; you made a mistake, we know
But why aren't you sorry, why aren't you sorry, why?
This can be better; you used to be happy; try

You've got them on your side
And they won't change their minds
Now it's over and I'm feelin' like we missed out on everything
I just hope it's worth the fight

'Cause this is a battle, and it's your final last call (Why'd you have to let it go?)
It was a trial; you made a mistake, we know (Can't you see you hurt me so?)
But why aren't you sorry, why aren't you sorry, why?
Things could be better; you could be happy; try

'Cause this is a battle, and it's your final last call
It was a trial; you made a mistake, we know (Can't you see you hurt me so?)
Why aren't you sorry, why aren't you sorry, why?
This can be better; we can be happy; try

'Cause this is a battle
This is a battle

And it's your final last call

'Cause this is a battle
This is a battle

And it's your final last call

This is a battle, and it's your final last call


Lyrics submitted by acousticxxbaby

"Battle" as written by Michael Blue Colbie Caillat

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  • +1
    General Commentthis song is amazing.
    DevinLynnxon March 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree 100 percent with dizzystandingstill. that's what I got out of the song, too.
    shortnsweet91on August 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNow I'm reading the lyrics I can tell that its about the war, but it can be about a relationship to people as well. Thats what its like to me cos it reminds me of a relationship so I guess it can just mean different things to everyone
    xkat92xon March 22, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti truly believe this is one of the best songs ever written.
    colbie's voice is so beautiful!

    i know that she wrote it about her opinions on the war, but i think it could also be about a couple who has been together for a really long time, and then his love for her kind of fades. she says "you used to be happy to try" meaning he used to be happy to try to fix any problems in their relationship but now he just doesn't try at all. he's not really telling her how he feels and she says "no lies, we're losing time" meaning that she just wants to know what is real. and she also says "you made a mistake"..maybe he cheated on her or did something to hurt her and she's just asking him to tell her that he loves her and he won't hurt her anymore but he won't because he doesn't know if he can be true to that.
    or maybe i'm way off lol

    either way it's an amazing song.
    lovemebreathlesson September 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhile it's been said that she wrote this about the war and government, what I'm going through at the moment makes me see the song much differently. To me it's about a couple, and one person finds out the other has cheated: You thought we'd be fine / All these years gone by / Now you're asking me to listen / Well then tell me bout everything / No lies / We're losing time

    The chorus also seems that way to me: It was a trial / You made a mistake / We know / Why aren't you sorry

    Then it switches over to the cheater's point of view, claiming they don't stand a chance at fixing things if the other keeps recruiting loved ones to their defense: You've got them on your side / And they wont change their minds

    They're trying to figure out if the relationship is worth the battle: Now its over / And I'm feeling like I missed out on everything / I just hope It's worth the fight

    and

    This could get better / We can be happy / Try

    Interesting how many ways you can view a song, depending on your personal experiences! Love this song.
    anothermeon April 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFor me this song is about someone who is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and she has been dealing with the addict for years and has finally had enough... The addict is obviously battling with the addiction. The addict has time after time choosen drugs and/or alcohol over her and this is it.
    WinterandBraxon April 07, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about seeing someone you're in a long-distance relationship with for the first time in a while and realizing that it isn't really going to work out. In the song, I think Colbie is a little irritated that the other person doesn't realize that things are wrong in the relationship and just keeps asking her to listen to him catch her up on how things have been while really he is only wasting time.
    dizzystandingstillon June 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about problems in someone's relationship. A relationship that has lasted a LONG time. Two people have grown apart, and are having a battle to stay together. Colbie is singing about being fed up. This is a really beautiful song.
    Aboicrombieon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbreaking up... giving someone another chance, after cheating or some kind of betrayal and they just give up
    Blondbabe2102on August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSuch a pretty song! Colbie has such a unique and sweet voice. It's a sad song but it's cool.
    LeXVeGaSeRon October 05, 2007   Link

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