"Battles" as written by Greg Churchill, Harry Hudson-taylor, Alfie Hudson-taylor and Alex Burnett....
I was climbing, now I'm falling
I've been pushed off by a man
Who has made it to the top
And now defends it 'cause he can
And I have found a breach in his front line

I was open, now I'm hidden
From the danger of his words
I have found a good position
And I'll play for what he's worth, and he will find
Nowhere left to hide

I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run
If we're all just cynics come undone

I was losing, now we're drawing
I'm not afraid to draw my blood
I'm not backing down
So I'd surrender 'cause you should
And face the truth
You raise the flag, I'll tear it down
Though you may have won the battle

But I'll take the fight to you
And your flag is on the ground
And your bones they rattle too
'Cause I'll break you
Your fear has now come true

I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run
If we're all just cynics come undone
All just waiting for the gun
We are tied to the truth
The tie that binds me to you
I'm acting on my words
With all that I have heard
With honesty in mind
You will find
That I'm not the liar
See the truth in my eyes
No, I'm not the liar
See the truth in my eyes

I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run

I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run
If we're all just cynics come undone


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"Battles" as written by Alex Burnett Greg Churchill

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    Song MeaningSeems to me a guy got cockblocked and he's taking his girl back
    JoemOpinaon April 09, 2013   Link
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    General CommentCynicism is an attitude or state of mind characterized by a general distrust of others' motives believing that humans are selfish by nature, ruled by emotion, and heavily influenced by the same primitive instincts that helped humans survive in the wild before agriculture and civilization became established.

    The two people who are competing on the same "top" (in this case, a girl he wants to "lift her love"). What drives them to get to the top is ruled by emotion, like Cynicism. The writer states he will stop at nothing to get to the girl, and the other man wants the same girl.

    He doesn't want to hurt him, and he is afraid that they are both blinded by their emotions for nothing ("only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run"= only time will tell if this was all worth it)..

    "The truth" which is their emotions, ties them to one another, otherwise their paths wouldn't have crossed. The writer knows he is not lying, but the truth is so cinfusing for him.
    shapira105on December 08, 2014   Link

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