"Battlefield" as written by Sia Furler and Larry Goldings....
It's easy to fall in love
But it's so hard to break somebody's heart
What seemed like a good idea has turned into a battlefield
Once lust has turned to dust and all that's left's held breath
Forgotten who we first met
What seemed like a good idea has turned into a battlefield

We both know it's coming
Does illusion count for something we hide?
The surface tension's gotta break, one drop is all it takes to flood out this lie

You and I
We have to let each other go
We keep holding on but we both know
What seemed like a good idea has turned into a battlefield
Peace will come when one of us puts down the gun
Be strong for both of us
No please, don't run, don't run
Eye to eye, we face our fears unarmed on the battlefield

We seemed like a good idea
We seemed like a good idea

No blood will spill if we both get out now
Still it's hard to put the fire out
What seemed like a good idea has turned into a battlefield
Feelings are shifting like the tide
And I think too much about the future
What seemed like a good idea has turned into a battlefield

We both know it's coming
Does illusion count for something we hide?
The surface tension's gotta break, one drop is all it takes to flood out this lie

You and I
We have to let each other go
We keep holding on but we both know
What seemed like a good idea has turned into a battlefield

Peace will come when one of us puts down the gun
Be strong for both of us
No please, don't run, don't run
Eye to eye, we face our fears unarmed on the battlefield

We seemed like a good idea
We seemed like a good idea
We seemed like a good idea
We seemed like a good idea


Lyrics submitted by Abbie96

"Battlefield" as written by Sia Furler

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    My Opinioni think the song is about an affair. The affair was meant to be fun/ nothing serious. It's all pure lust and it's only in a short period of time. However, along the way, they fell in love. As they fell in love, the exsistence of their affair expands. in this song, she is telling how things are getting real and serious as they went deeper. Lots of quandaries appeared to the point that she realized that it is time to stop before someone gets hurt. "What seemed like a good idea has turned into a battlefield" is such a powerful line. The line describes how she views the relationship. How she thought that their relationship was a good idea and how it turned out.
    Ahhhh such a deep song! :)) well there's my opinion.
    clairemcmauryon June 23, 2014   Link
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    MemoryThis song always reminds me my mother. She was never there when i needed her. She always ran away from her fears and left me alone when taugh times came. It brings tears into my eyes because it seemed like a good idea when life put us together but it turned out to be a battlefield as whe had several fights.
    I had/have a very difficult and terrible relationship with my mother and this one is always reminding me about the fights we had...
    atitkosblogoson September 20, 2014   Link

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