"The Battle" as written by and Christopher John Gordon Ivor Arthur Davis....
Did I lose the battle or win the war?
I move my plans forward but the world was unsure, and
As the sun went down and I looked
I knew it would be alright

But you just sigh, please don't be shy
I'm far too gone to even care who I fight
I feel a little older, when it's over, it's over now.

Did I lose the battle or win the war?
I am unsure
Lose the battle or win the war?
I just don't know anymore

ah, I just don't know what you're fighting for
ah, ah, ah

Now I lost it all 'cause no one surrendered
And all of this and you still defend her
I just want to feel (want to feel)

Higher than ever before, higher than ever before
Higher than ever before, higher than ever before

Did I lose the battle or win the war?
I am unsure
Lose the battle or win the war?
I just don't know anymore

(x2)

I just don't know what you're fighting for

You just sigh, please dont' be shy
I'm far too gone to even care who I fight
I feel a little older when it's over, it's over now


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    My InterpretationI personally think that this song is about a couple who's relationship is deteriorating because the guy is seeing another woman. They're constantly fighting, and eventually split up, but still have regrets or are unsure about the break-up ("Did I lose the battle or win the war? / I move my plans forward but the world was unsure"); even so, they're both jaded now ("As the sun went down and I looked / I knew it would be alright ; But you just sigh, please don't be shy / I'm far too gone to even care who I fight / I feel a little older, when it's over, it's over now.)" The girl doesn't understand why the guy would throw it away for someone else ("I just don't know what you're fighting for") and lost her whole relationship because neither could compromise on the other woman; she can't believe that it could go this far with him continuing to defend his decision ("Now I lost it all 'cause no one surrendered / And all of this and you still defend her").

    By the way, when I listen to the song, I hear, "Choose a side, please don't be shy" instead of "But you just sigh". In my opinion, this makes a lot more sense; she wants him to commit to whatever choice he's made.

    Lovely song. Their music is so lovely and smooth.
    missssilivrenon May 15, 2011   Link

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