of all the shootingstars i knew
i never felt at ease with anyone but you
don't ever wonder where i go
remember that the grass still grows beneath the snow

when everything around turns blue
just fall asleep and wake when it's all through

there's battlescars on all my guitars but still I come out here and play

and now i've lost your touch again
i know i'm only one in 20,000 men
i promise not to let you go
just close your eyes and sleep right through the falling snow

when i finally wash ashore
i'm coming back to kiss the girl i kissed before
of all the shootingstars i knew
i never fell for anyone but you

there's battlescars on all my guitars but still I come out here and play
there's battlescars on my face and my arms but you still kiss me everyday
there's battlescars on all my guitars but still I come out everyday
there's battlescars on my face and my arms but you still kiss me anyway

(and driving home from your house at night i blink and make a hard right
the tape you gave me flies across the dash and slaps me in the face)


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Battle Scars song meanings
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    General Commentthis is such an amazing song and even better to see live. the lyrics make this song so easy to relate to.
    redplaidon April 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i agree with redplaid, this song is incredible live.
    weezerific:cutleryon April 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    angelgarbageon May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Comment*tear*... playing it in the band im in. GGRREATT song. somebody should put up the meaning, cause i'm too lazy =)
    Jadedetc...on May 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great and its easy to realte to
    Forsakenone223on May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentrelate*
    Forsakenone223on May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has a deeper meanign than just being able to relate to it.
    The opening lyric: of all the shootingstars i knew
    i never felt at ease with anyone but you
    don't ever wonder where i go
    remember that the grass still grows beneath the snow

    In my mind makes reference to someone loosing a lover over something stupid.

    the next line: when everything around turns blue
    just fall asleep and wake when it's all through

    I think it's saying that life is sorta like a dream, good bad, it's still there.

    the next line: there's battlescars on all my guitars but i still come out here and play

    the guitar reference is easily assosiated with his heart, there's scars, but still he talks to her.

    Then the next line: and now i've lost your touch again
    i know i'm only one in 20,000 men
    i promise not to let you go
    just close your eyes and sleep right through the falling snow

    It's the artist telling that s/he had lost the person he's in love with. and How he wishes it was a dream.

    next line is the chorus, see above and it works with all of them into some body party of soul ect.

    Thank you, I bought this cd after watching a Mtv2 interview with the band from the Vans Warped Tour
    psycopunkguyon June 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis a great downer song, if youre feeling emotionally traumatized, this song helps. I mean, you just want to yel out the words, not just sing them and woo-hoo, Ozma is at Warped Tour, which they greatly deserve to be on, though Im mad at their friends Thrice arent going to be there.
    Matty2on June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat a great song. ive lost all emotion. apathy seems to be setting in.
    dr.jacobon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis isnt my name, but i will use this some what incogneto opertounity to lash out, fuck this mtv buisness, ozma has been an amazing band on the l.a. circuit for quite awhile so turn off your tv and go to a show, see them in a club, fuck the warped tour, and fuck you too, this song has made me cry more times than i can count
    idiotboxon July 11, 2002   Link

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