"This Is War" as written by and Cody Michael/czap Payne....
My heart woke up my head like a thunderstorm;
A place where I can barely stand.
I spent a winter without my air
But now I feel it in my chest.
I'm just so sick of the scenery,
And all those hours without sex.
I get so tired of being me,
But now I'm feeling this again.
And God knows that you can't see after dark,
But I won't give this up 'cause I wrote this on my chest.
So tell me what you think of the atmosphere
And all those months inside my head.
Well do you really believe in me?
I will hold this like a gun
Because I've got some things to do.
"Stay what you are".
Because I've got some things to do.
I filled up all my future with written words.
I told the whole world I was spent.
I came around when they needed me,
And that's just how I learned to give
With all the feelings and losing sleep;
Now I never want to go.
And God knows that you can't see after dark,
But I won't give this up 'cause I wrote this on my chest.
So tell me what you think of the atmosphere
And all those months inside my head.
Well do you really believe in me?
I will hold this like a gun
Because I've got some things to do.
"Stay what you are".
Because I've got some things to do.
And I do.
I've got all these plans laid out again like this is war;
And I want to touch the coast again.
I'll forget to take my voice as going,
Forget to hold my breath as spoken,
And say don't you remember where you've been.
So tell me what you think of the atmosphere
And all those months inside my head.
Well do you really believe in me?
I will hold this like a gun
Because I've got some things to do.
"Stay what you are".
Because I've got some things to do.
Because I've got some things to do.
"stay what you are".
Because I've got some things to do.


Lyrics submitted by TSostarich, edited by someguySoupboy

"This Is War" as written by Bryan Alan Czap A.j. Perdomo

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    General Commenti spent a year without you (my air, my reason for leaving) and now i feel it deep inside of me. im so sick of this. and i know you dont know, but you were in my head for months... do you reallybelieve in me? or was this all a dream?


    he has been with a girl before and loves her like crazy............ she has ben in her head for months but wants to know if this is all true...
    yooo123on June 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI know these are the lyrics from AJ himself, but there's a bit missing. I think it's "I came around when they needed me, and that's just how I learned to give with all the feelings and losing sleep, in a scene where I found hope; it was a piece that I buried deep but now I never want to go."
    MyFailingEmpireon June 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about the band and music, about being uncertain and giving up but then realising that he does really want this.

    "And God knows that you can't see after dark, but I won't give this up 'cause I wrote this on my chest."

    He doesn't really know what's going to happen but he refuses to give it up because it's what he wants in his heart or something. I'm not really sure about the "I wrote this on my chest" part but my best guess is that music is close to his heart, or he sees it as a part of him. I think this song was the first one they wrote after they got back together after that sort-of-break-up, and the atmosphere in the band was different to how it was before. Or maybe things between his family/friends and him were tense, after he'd stop isolating himself and he doesn't know if they believe in him or not, but he doesn't care because he's going to stick to music anyway.

    "I filled up all my future with written words. I told the whole world I was spent. I came around when they needed me, and that's just how I learned to give with all the feelings and losing sleep, in a scene where I found hope; it was a piece that I buried deep but now I never want to go."

    He used his lyrics to pave a future for himself. But maybe he felt he was giving away too much of himself and he wasn't sure if even that would be enough so he quit, but then he realised that he couldn't let down the people counting on him. And that deep down he still had hope even though he was trying to convince himself that they weren't going to make it.

    "I'll forget to take my voice as going, forget to hold my breath as spoken, and say don't you remember where you've been."

    I actually don't get this part much. Maybe he's saying that he's only going to concentrate on the music and forget everything else, except everything he's been through. Or maybe not.

    "Stay what you are" is a reference to Saves The Day I think.
    MyFailingEmpireon June 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a broken heart and him trying to get over it.
    Its hard though, hints "This is War"
    And this is the second time he mentions winter, the first is in "Where I Wanna Be"
    So I'm guessing it was during winter
    And I think the line "so tell me what you think of the atmosphere, and all those months inside my head" is just genius.
    It also hits home, I know exactly what he means.
    Sometimes you just can't stop thinking of something or someone no matter how bad you want to.
    O ya, and I also think "I've got all these plans laid out again... like this is war" is nothing short of brilliant.
    MakeYourMoveon June 22, 2009   Link

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