"War" as written by and Moore Blegvad....
Do you remember standing on a broken field
White crippled wings beating the sky
The harbingers of war with their nature revealed
And our chances flowing by

If I can let the memory heal
I will remember you with me on that field

When I thought that I fought this war alone
You were there by my side on the front line
When I thought that I fought without a cause
You gave me a reason to try

Turn the page I need to see something new
For now my innocence is torn
We cannot linger on this stunted view
Like rabid dogs of war

I will let the memory heal
I will remember you with me on that field

When I thought that I fought this war alone
You were there by my side on the front line
And we fought to believe the impossible
When I thought that I fought this war alone
We were one with our destinies entwined
When I thought that I fought without a cause
You gave me the reason why

With no-one wearing their real face
It's a whiteout of emotion
And I've only got my brittle bones to break the fall

When the love in letters fade
It's like moving in slow motion
And we're already too late if we arrive at all

And then we're caught up in the arms race
An involuntary addiction
And we're shedding every value our mothers taught

So will you please show me your real face
Draw the line in the horizon
Cos I only need your name to call the reasons why I fought

When I thought that I fought this war alone


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"War" as written by Moore Blegvad

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    My InterpretationI think it isn't literally about war, but the battles we fight every day. Life is hard, "With no-one wearing their real face" - lots of lies and deceit, "shedding every value our mothers taught". But love gives our lives meaning, something to fight for. "You gave me a reason to try", "And we fought to believe the impossible" - the impossible probably being that everyone in the world would love each other. Which is easier to strive for when you got someone "by your side on the frontlines" who you can trust - "So will you please show me your real face".
    jadepenguinon February 13, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is awesome! I love the lyrics and the melody! I think it talks about actual war and as a soldier the only thing keeping him going on was his girlfriend. When it says "When the love in letters fade
    It's like moving in slow motion" probably means that his girl left him and now he doesn't know what and why to do anything. That's why in the end says "Cos I only need your name to call the reasons why I fought".
    serena12on February 03, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my new favorite songs of all time, the lyrics are amazing and combined with the music, the perfect blend of emotion..
    gus3on June 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThey are really awesome without a doubt. Lyrics, the accoustic twist on the songs, the emotions that awakens, and the melody. Stunning.
    ledNaron June 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is an amazing song. Awesome lyrics. The start is awesome and the music turns high. So many emotions, and creative lyrics. Love this song!
    ritwikon July 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Fell in love with it the moment I heard it. I do think it's about war. But I interpret some of it as meaning that two people; lovers, friends, family, etc.; standing together to face the 'corruption', if you will.
    XXAGontierCrazyXXon March 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIf anyone haven't played Alan Wake by now, go do it already. This song fits so perfectly.
    ledNaron March 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI've always liked this song, but it's recently taken on a new level of importance for me. I've been dealing with a lot of emotional baggage from a failed relationship, and a close friend of mine has been going through similar issues. She listens to me complain and vent about whatever is on my mind, and in return she has my ear whenever she needs someone to talk to.

    Hearing the song again after all this has happened, I see that it describes us pretty accurately. For the longest time, I though I was alone and dealing with all of these issues on my own. But after thinking about it, I realize she's been there helping me through this the entire time. Not once has she become annoyed with my sometimes excessive venting. Nor has she ever dismissed my concerns in any way.

    Although we both seem to have too many emotional scars for anything more to come from our relationship, I am eternally thankful for having her by my side and being able to call her my friend. I love you, S. Your friendship means more to me than you may ever know! =)
    JanosAudronon May 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this seems like Marko's thankyou to the fans for all their support over the years. Any band ever will tell you of their struggles with garage fame, playing the same gigs in the same towns over and over, waiting for your big break... but now they've got international recognition it seems like he's saying 'Thanks, everyone. I thought we'd be playing garage gigs for the rest of my days, but you were with us all along and we're so grateful.'
    SuaveLizardon July 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI freakin' love this song! (a)
    Somehow it reminds me of Harry Potter ;P
    sunsetsyndromeon August 29, 2011   Link

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