"It's a War in There" as written by and Dar Williams....
Well, you have been kind and I know it seems hopeless
You smooth the ground, tear the knots all apart
You're helping me move from the inside to the outside
You're trying so hard and I can't even start

It's a war in there
It's a war in there

And you peacemakers go to the same place as soldiers
If you want to make peace, well, you gotta find the pain
You bring your words, but you're just like them, you're unprepared
'Cause you don't know the terrain

It's a war in there
It's a war in there

And don't you know I'll never give you a medal
Laid back on state-side, in the central time zone
The one that they pinned to the outside, to the outside
And it leads you all the way home

It's a war in there
It's a war in there

You can hold me now
You can hold me now.


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"It's a War in There" as written by Dar Williams

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    General Commentit seems HOPELESS, not helpless in that first line

    This song is about someone who is helping the speaker to deal very painful emotional problems. The person helping is sacrificing so much, helping to fight the war raging in the speaker's head. However, the speaker is still hopeless to help herself and will never give the person helping a medal, but she'll let him hold her and she might even love him someday.

    This is one of my favorite Dar songs. Really beautiful and incredibly touching.
    VampedVixenon November 06, 2004   Link

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