"Wars" as written by Troupe Gammage, Nicolas Wimberly Hurt, Joseph Delahoussaye and Jacob Stewart....
Show me a smile on your silly face
'Cause I'm getting tired of this human race
My darling

The eyes of a child hasn't went away
And how many heroes have we killed today?
I can fly higher than an airplane
And I have the voice of a thousand hurricanes
My darling

Men of destruction reap iniquity
When heroes of courage die with dignity
How many weapons did I help create?
And how many lives will it devastate?
My darling

I think of all the days in my life
Where I could have done something more
Yes I remember the days in my life
Where I could have done something more
There is never a day that goes by
That's a good day to die
Please open your eyes to the millions of lives
That will senselessly die in the wars

I think of all the days in my life
Where I could have done something more
Yeah, I remember the days in my life
Where I should have done something more
I think of all the days in my life
Where I could have done something more
Yes, I remember the days in my life
Where I should have done something more
There was never a day that goes by
That's a good day to die
Please open your eyes, oh
There was never a day that went by
That's a good day to die
Won't you please close your eyes?
For the millions of lives
Who have senselessly died in a war?


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"Wars" as written by Jacob B. Stewart Jacob Stewart

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    General CommentJ. Loren says in the HURT press release: "For instance, the song “Wars,” I’m already getting what I expected — people are used to artists doing the whole peacenik thing. But the fact is I worked as an aircraft consultant, and I made jets to blow the shit out of people. It’s not like I’m a complete pacifist, I’m saying, it’s a damn shame that people have to do this.”

    WhitePawn34on February 11, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPeace over war is the basic structure of the song. Help people rather than hurt them. But there's something more, this song just connects with me. The underlying meaning of the song is unique to everyone I think, and too hard to explain in words.
    Epiqon February 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics are a little off. The band has the lyrics posted on their myspace page.
    WhitePawn34on January 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFor me, this is an internal war he's dealing with, not really the external one going on in the outside world. Like, how many people's lives has he devastated? It's like he's pleading to his darling that he's sorry he hurt her, but oh, by the way, it could be worse because people die in the real war.

    I don't really know, but I'm curious what you guys think!!
    sk8nbreeon February 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commenttheir sound has turn to more like shinedown, and J.'s vocals sound a shit ton like shaun morgans :|, interesting mix, gotta love hurt :DD
    forever smackedon March 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyup figured it, the distortion that hurt use to have is gone... thats why they sound like shinedown a little.

    i guess this album isnt as sad as the others? thats why the distortion is gone?
    forever smackedon April 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is about a kid that is dying from cancer. All the days of my life that i could have done... something more. They wrote this song for that kid. Thats what he is saying.
    rapturesgotiton May 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like to think that this song is mostly about the physical wars going on in the world. The last lines:
    "Won't you please close your eyes?
    For the millions of lives...
    Who have senselessly died in a war?"
    Makes me think of how many people have died fighting that didn't need to, present and past.

    "How many weapons did I help create?
    How many lives will I devestate?" Those are my favorite lines in the song! Really powerful in my opinion.
    photobsessionon June 10, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionGreat song, obviously about war but the chorus can double in meaning - Anyone who feels they have wasted any part of their life should be able to relate to this. My two other thoughts on this song are: 1) this is a really stupid and generic band name and 2) this song has some bad ass guitar rifs. That is all.
    brokenfixon June 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone notice how well this song fits Iron Man(the movie, I don't know about the comics)?
    darthfodderon October 18, 2009   Link

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