"Fighting For Nothing" as written by and Meg/frampton Frampton....
When I was younger,
I wish that I would have known better.
Better love makes a fat romance,
That lasts for more than a shoe shine.
I'm older, took all the words of my mother, saying,
It could be worse,
Could be born with that disease,
Instead of catching it first.
So lets go back, to the first time,
That I met you, in your Chevy,
With your hands stretched,
And me crying, screaming, Mercy. Mercy.
But I know that, I was put here, to fight Vikings
In the cold war, with my arms out,
In the front lines, singing, Dare me. Dare me.

But these things take time love.
These things take backbone.
And they'll tell you what you want to hear
Cause they think its better. Better.
But you better know how to point out the liars.
You've got to weigh your wars make sure
You're not fighting for nothing. Nothing.
Are you fighting for nothing?

It feels like this world has been
Growing slowly upside down.
Maybe I should move to China,
And straighten this mess out.
Maybe Ill be a poet.
Watch all the sky for falling words.
And write about my grandmas curtains,
Or the lady who put the Chinese buffet in her purse.
I've got my mouth.
Its a weapon. Its a bombshell.
Its a cannon. I've got my words.
I won't give them mercy. Mercy.

But these things take time love.
These things take backbone.
And they'll tell you what you want to hear
Cause they think its better. Better.
But you better know how to point out the liars.
You've got to weigh your wars make sure
You're not fighting for nothing. Nothing.
Are you fighting for nothing?

I've got my words. I hope they hurt you.
I hope they scar you. I hope they heal you.
I hope they cut you open,
Make you see you've been warring
For all the wrong reasons.

Make you see that some things are worth bruising for.
Make you see that your name is your honor code.
Make you see that your hands you're accounted for.
Pick and choose where your sweat and your blood will go.
Make you see your life's not to be lived alone.
Run their spit through your hair,
You're worth nothing.
Nothing.

But these things take time love.
These things take backbone.
And they'll tell you what you want to hear
Cause they think its better. Better.
But you better know how to point out the liars.
You've got to weigh your wars make sure
You're not fighting for nothing. Nothing.
Are you fighting for nothing?


Lyrics submitted by dontwasteyoursong

"Fighting for Nothing" as written by Meg Frampton Dia Frampton

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    General CommentThis is a wonderful song. One of the best songs on their new album. It has beautiful lyrics and their voices are flawless. Nice job!

    I'm sure this tells us to just stay strong through every obstacle. And to always keep your head up. no matter what.
    yoursavioron April 28, 2009   Link
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    MemoryI just like the part "make you see that some things were worth bruising for". My ex broke up with me when the distance between us got too much for him. I told him that loving him was worth the pain of being apart for a while, but he just kept apologizing.

    Anyway, like yoursavior said, the rest of the song 'tells us to just stay strong through every obstacle'. I've had to stay strong since then, because the only other thing would be to fall apart, and that's not an option.
    manohmanon August 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthe lyrics "I’ve got my words. I hope they hurt you.
    I hope they scar you. I hope they heal you." are missing.
    it's suppose to go before I hope they cut you open...
    simplyRadianton July 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentJust heard this song today, and I'm now here to read the lyrics
    I love it even more after reading it, I love songs that make me feel better about myself =)
    halffadeon July 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is what I understand about the song "Fighting for Nothing" and you guy can make a discussion about it. Though I use English as the second language so sometimes I couldn't find exactly word that I want but this is the main idea.

    When I was younger, I wish that I would have known better
    Better love makes a fat romance, lasts for more than a shoe shine
    I'm bolder, took all the words of my mother
    Saying it could be worse
    Could be born with that disease
    Instead of catching it first

    Woman say :
    when she was young she didn't recieve love. She wants to know love that last long. ( I quite don't get this part)

    So let's go back to the first time
    That I met you in your Chevy
    With your hands stretched and me crying, screaming "mercy, mercy"
    But I know that I was put here
    To fight vikings in the cold war,
    with my arms out in the front singing "dere me, dere me"

    Then she tells about how she met him at the first time. He try to force her in the car and she was scared and fight againest.But leter she think she will let him to make him love her.(it's a cold war)

    These things take time, love
    These things take backbone
    And they'll tell you what you want to hear
    They say it gets better, better
    But you better know how to point out the liars
    You've got to win your wars, make sure
    You're not fighting for nothing, nothing
    Are you fighting for nothing, nothing

    Another person (or the man) says :
    This thing takes time and patient.
    And people keeps telling you lies because they think it's better.(That you can work this out)
    Do you think you would win this war to make him love you. " You're gonna wiegh your wars make sure you're not fighting for nothing?

    It feels like this world has been growing slowly upside down,
    Maybe I should move to China, straighten this mess out
    Maybe I'll be a poet, watch all the sky for falling words
    Write about my grandma's curtains
    Or the lady who put the chinese buffet in her purse

    Woman says :
    Later she feels confused and think maybe she should run away from this. Or have keep herself in the imagination lying herself.


    I've got my mouth, it's a weapon
    It's bombshell, it's a cannon
    I've got my words, I won't give them mercy, mercy

    I hope they cut you open, make you see you war
    For all the wrong reasons, make you see
    that some things were worth bruising for
    Make you see that your name is your honor code
    Make you see that your hands you're accounted for
    They can choose where your sweat and you blood will go
    Make you see your life's not to be lived alone
    Run the strip through your hair
    You're worth nothing, nothing

    Another person says:
    I want to tell you the truth that could help you even it's hurt. That you are worthed, having your pride and you're not alone and beloved. If you let him do that you that way you are worthless. So make sure you know what you doing.

    That's all.
    permaronion July 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is a wonderful song. One of the best songs on their new album. It has beautiful lyrics and their voices are flawless. Nice job!

    I'm sure this tells us to just stay strong through every obstacle. And to always keep your head up. no matter what.
    yoursavioron April 28, 2009   Link

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