"Battlefield" as written by Samuel J Watters, Louis John Biancaniello, Ryan Tedder and Wayne Wilkins....
Don't try to explain your mind
I know what's happening here
One minute, it's love
And, suddenly, it's like a battlefield

One word turns into a war
Why is it the smallest things that tear us down
My world's nothing when you're gone
I'm out here without a shield, can't go back, now

Both hands tied behind my back for nothing, oh no
These times when we climb so fast to fall, again
Why we gotta fall for it, now

I never meant to start a war
You know, I never wanna hurt you
Don't even know we're fighting for
Why does love always feel like a battlefield, a battlefield, a battlefield
Why does love always feel like a battlefield, a battlefield, a battlefield
Why does love always feel like

Can't swallow our pride
Neither of us wanna raise that flag, mm
If we can't surrender
Then, we're both gonna lose we have, oh, no

Both hands tied behind my back for nothing (nothing) oh no
These times when we climb so fast to fall, again
I don't wanna fall for it, now

I never meant to start a war
You know, I never wanna hurt you
Don't even know we're fighting for
Why does love always feel like a battlefield, a battlefield, a battlefield
Why does love always feel like a battlefield, a battlefield, a battlefield
Better go and get your armor
(get your armor) get your armor (get your armor)
I guess you better go and get your armor
(get your armor) get your armor (get your armor)
I guess you better go and get your

We could pretend that we are friends, tonight (oh)
And, in the morning, we wake up, and we'd be alright
Cause, baby, we don't have to fight
And I don't want this love to feel like a battlefield, a battlefield, a battlefield
Why does love always feel like a battlefield, a battlefield, a battlefield
I guess you better go and get your armor

I never meant to start a war
You know, I never wanna hurt you
Don't even know we're fighting for
Why does love always feel like a battlefield, a battlefield, a battlefield
Why does love always feel like a battlefield, a battlefield, a battlefield
I guess you better go and get your armor
(get your armor) get your armor (get your armor)
I guess you better go and get your armor
(get your armor) get your armor (get your armor)
Why does love always feel like (oh, oh)
Why does love always feel like a battlefield, a battlefield

I never meant to start a war
Don't even know what we're fighting for
I never meant to start a war
Don't even know what we're fighting for


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"Battlefield" as written by Ryan Tedder Louis Biancaniello

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    General CommentYay, first commentor on her new song! I think this song means that you are in love with someone and you know they love you back but they always end up fighting about little things that shouldnt matter so much.
    xloversxtragedyxon May 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlove this song <3
    sierraaaXOon May 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love this song,

    i think its about how when couples fight, theres so much emotion behind it. So i think the "get your armor" part is more like you emotional armor. love is always a battlefield, cause when something happens its got your heart enterwined.

    they say that marriage is the only war in which you sleep with the enemy haha.
    emobehaon August 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionSo I listened to this a couple of times to give her a chance. She is obviously angry. I think it goes back to her belief of what love is. Jordin Sparks thinks she will stay with someone for the rest of her life. 1 in 2 marriages end.. just saying. Anyways she is mad because this guy is leaving her because she is almost 20 years old and is not putting out. So she makes it into a game and shit, I get it. She is telling him to get his armour because she is gonna make this a fight. Come on Jordin, what happened to No Air?
    jconneringallson May 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it means that all relationships fade.
    xCarlyon June 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the part where the music drops out and she's just singing "A battle field, a battlefied, a battle field.. I guess you better go get your armour.."

    when her voice goes all croaky on that high note <3
    Gorgeous voice
    RozYeh!on June 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love her.
    but i hate this fuckin song.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on June 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is so not my style of music but I'm in love with this song (don't tell my friends!). I don't think it's about a relationship that's going downhill, though, because she says that love "always" feels like a battlefield, which I can completely relate to.

    It's what happens when you have two really strong, passionate personalities in a relationship. Sometimes they clash and have to war it out, but they get through it. She tells him to get his armor because she isn't going to back off. She's going to fight to maintain their love and their relationship but she's not going to do it by just lying down and being passive.
    KATMCCon July 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    its what im going through right now with my bf
    we fight over everything and i dont know why
    its feel really hard to keep doing it every day
    rock-the-world-bbyon July 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen she says, "I guess you'd better go and get your armour," it gives me chills. I don't listen to anything in the top 40 but the first two words of that line choke me up slightly, they sound so resigned and tired of the whole battle.

    I think this is about both people in a relationship fighting for the upper hand - sometimes it seems like the best option because you're less likely to get hurt that way, but there shouldn't be an upper hand in love: it should just work.
    3lanceron July 28, 2009   Link

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