"Our War" as written by and Tyler Glenn Christopher Allen....
When we were in our youth, we had dreams that we could fly
We had friends that weren't visible, and love that never died
And as we grow old, I felt the pain that we always new the truth
Love would heal, if we stayed true, to the dreams of our youth

I been walking 'round for hours, holding onto stems of flowers
Just as feeling all your pain as it began to rain
And now it has come to this, the little victories I'll miss
Of everything we've over come, and all that's said and done

I'm leaving our war behind, life can go on without you
I'm leaving our war behind, the night that I leave town

The walls that you and me take down are only taller now
And I have even forgotten how to stand on my two feet
How honestly I am on my own, I happier to be alone
Everything I do alone has everything of you

I'm leaving our war behind, life can go on without you
I'm leaving our war behind, the night that I leave town
Don't tell me to just avoid living my life without you
I'm leaving our war behind the night that I leave town

All my life it's always the same thing
All my life it's always the same thing

It's always the same
It's always the same
It's always the same thing
Yeah

I'm leaving our war behind
Life can go on without you
Woah, woah, woah, woah


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"Our War" as written by Christopher Allen Branden Campbell

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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    General CommentLead singer Tyler Glenn claims that "Our War" is his favorite track on Habits. The song is a heartbreaking plea to a girl he dated for two years. He even prepared for marriage by asking his aunt for a family heirloom ring. The song traces the day things started to fall apart, when the couple were supposed to take a trip to Salt Lake City. "I was at a bus stop waiting in the rain all day," he says. "I walked all day in the rain. Looking back on it, it felt cinematic. But since then it's bottled up and made me not trust. Maybe the whole next Neon Trees album will be more angry."
    FloridaGuyon October 27, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationOops. My bad. One lyric is wrong...
    Should be:

    "Everything I do alone
    Has every BIT of you"

    So, what does this song mean? Well, for me it means this:
    Sometimes you have to give up something good for the greater good, either as a whole or individually.. In this case, the conflict these two people have in their relationship is making it hard to stay together even though its hard to stay apart. I can relate. I met a fantastic girl once. Pure angel. Perfect for me in almost every way; beautiful, talented, well-adjusted, smart, etc. But had very different religious beliefs and it became 'our war'. I had to leave it behind. Life has gone on without her. Sigh.
    everestdesignon May 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about growing up, a "bildungsroman" of a song, if you will. The things that seemed so important and significant didn't seem so important once he realized the big picture.
    midgeon12on August 30, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionThe walls that you and me take down
    Are only getting taller now
    And I've even forgotten how
    To stand on my two feet
    I wanna say I'm on my own
    And happier to be alone
    But everything I do alone
    Has every bit of you
    Makaon December 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIdk if its my computer but every time i press the link for Our War i get the Lyrics for Helpless.
    Ekbedoyaon January 04, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIdk if its my computer but every time i press the link for Our War i get the Lyrics for Helpless.
    Ekbedoyaon January 04, 2013   Link

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