"Choose Your Battles" as written by Katy Perry, Greg Wells and Jonatha Brooke....
You are my hurt locker lover
Keep me walking on a wire
Don't know when you'll blow
So I tip toe through your triggered mine
You fight me but I'm on your side
Defeated, now retreating

Why you trying to make me your enemy
All I really need is a little peace
I just wanna be your lover
Oh, this is not a competition
So baby why the ammunition
I don't wanna be the last one standing

Choose your battles, babe
Then you win the war
Stop digging your own grave
There's so much to live for

Choose your battles, babe
'Cause I'm not fighting anymore
I am not fighting anymore

I try to pick off your red flags
But dancing up on broken glass
Your mind games hit like glue names
Your course just like the Kennedys
But you somehow get me on my knees, defeated
Not retreated

Why you trying to make me your enemy
All I really need is a little peace
I just wanna be your lover
Oh, this is not a competition
So baby why the ammunition
I don't wanna be the last one standing

Choose your battles, babe
Then you win the war
Stop digging your own grave
Within, so much to live for

Choose your battles, babe
'Cause I'm not fighting anymore, no
I am not fighting anymore

If you wanna go, then go
If you wanna stay then stay
'Cause I don't wanna fight no more, baby
I am not fighting anymore
If you wanna go, then go
If you wanna stay then stay
I don't wanna fight no more
Anyway, I am not fighting anymore

If you wanna go, then go
If you wanna stay then stay
'Cause I don't wanna fight no more, baby

If you wanna go, then go (choose your battle babe)
If you wanna stay then stay (then you win the war)
'Cause I don't wanna fight no more, baby (stop digging your own grave)

If you wanna go, then go (choose your battle babe)
If you wanna stay then stay (then you win the war)
'Cause I don't wanna fight no more, baby


Lyrics submitted by iholdher, edited by aaron1708, spacepirate

"Choose Your Battles" as written by Jonatha Brooke Greg Wells

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    Song MeaningSome people always to think that in order to "fight" or be in "a battle" being physical is involved but I believe this song is mostly based around a mental war.

    The person she's talking about, I'm just going to go with he, is constantly picking fights that are just unnecessary. He is continuously putting her down and she is trying to ask him to either love her, which is what he does some of the time, or to let her go and stop pestering her with the ridiculous accusations. She just wants them to go back to the honeymoon stage but without his cooperation to try and stop "making her his enemy", he needs to leave. He can try to cooperate and stay or he can 'harass' her for the last time and leave.
    wullflowerxon January 18, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is a song about a girl who is in an abusive relationship. She just wants it to stop so she can love him without guilt. She tells him to "choose his battles" because she doesn't want to fight him anymore.
    Jinxii25on October 24, 2013   Link
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    Song FactGreg Wells drum sequence in this song is brilliant.
    richard641on October 25, 2014   Link

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