"War At Home" as written by Josh Groban and Daniel D. Wilson....
Fallen brother, he's a fallen husband
He's about to be woken in his hospital bed
He doesn't want to rest
He just wants to run
And he's tired of being told that he's the lucky one

Caped crusader, she's a newborn leader
But you should see her when her daughter's on the phone
And she wipes the tears away
And she laces up because there's still hell to pay
And it sure feels like hell today, today

And she says
You see these hands they're bruised and brown
They're yours alone
Hold on love we're still going down
Hold on love we're still fighting at home
The war at home

Innocence behind his broken expression
He's a child of mercy he's our unlearned lesson
And he's trying to wake up
From this wilderness his world has now become
He's reaching out to those he's running from

And he says
You see these hands they're bruised and brown
They're yours alone
Hold on now we're still going down
Hold on now we're still fighting

And it's (one step forward and two steps back)
This is all who are marching
(One step forward two steps back)
This is young and old
(One step forward two steps back)
Through the void of silence
You are not alone

You see these hands they're a million strong
They are yours now
Hold on now we're all going down
Hold on now we're all fighting at home
The war at home


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"War At Home" as written by Josh Groban Daniel D. Wilson

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    My InterpretationI think the song is trying to say that the real war is going on within our borders, our homes, and our hearts. Think about it. We have border wars, violent crime, poverty, child abuse, extreme divorce rates, domestic violence, and families being broken up. The war isn't out there - it is within our own homes.
    TorturedXenoon February 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, probably one of my favorites off the album. i love the ending part, "they're a million strong"
    as for what this song is about. i'm not too sure, (that's why i came to this website), but as far as i can tell, it's about soldiers, or military folk away from their families. as they do what they can for their country.
    singwitmeon December 28, 2010   Link
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    General Commentso guys lyk listen up. are ya listening? guys.

    this song is tots about lyk da war and shit. ex oh.

    keep listening guys, i know ya think i was finished. but listen up, guys. are ya listening?

    i think it portrays the different ideas of war that each individual in society could face. and by saying we're millions strong, it means that theres people out there that are going to be there for you and to be strong.

    thanx fa listening guys.
    mtreloaron May 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI saw Josh last night, and before he sang this, he mentioned how you hear about our soldiers overseas being killed and how horrible it is, but what you DON'T hear is about the struggles they have when they come home (PTSD, like someone said before). I was a little lost about what it might mean the first couple times I heard it, but it totally makes sense to me now haha

    Needless to say, I love this song, it's one of my favorites off the new album :)
    I almost tear up a little every time I hear it..
    sarahsitus23on August 11, 2011   Link

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