"Missing The War" as written by and Ben Folds....
All is quiet his tired eyes
see figures jotted down
And clothes all strewn around
the bedroom flood
Now nothing's adding up
And nothing's making sense
She's sleeping like a baby
She doesn't like a baby
She doesn't know he wasn't meant for this
I'm missing the war
I'm missing the war all night
Missing the war

He drove home again
Pissed and beaten
Its really no big deal
It happens all the time
Its no big deal
I'm missing the war
I'm missing the war all night
Missing the war
I'm missing the war

'Till beads of sunlight hit me in the morning
So much time so little to say
Time may fly
And dreams may die
The shaking voice that tells him go
Still thinks he might
He knows he won't
I'm missing the war
Missing the war all night
Missing the war


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"Missing the War" as written by Ben Folds

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    General CommentThe song is about a guy who is stuck in what appears to be a purely physical relationship ("clothes all strewn around the bedroom floor") that has long since become suffocating for him.

    He can't sleep and he's full of self-disgust for his inability to end the relationship like he wants to ("He drove home again pissed and beaten") out of fear of hurting her. ("She's sleepin' like a baby, she doesn't know he wasn't meant for this.")

    "I'm missing the war, all my life" and "So much time, so little to say...time may fly, dreams may die" are all further proof that he's stagnating in a relationship and a lifestyle that makes him restless, regretful about the things he could have/should have done, and miserable that he doesn't have the strength to end it now ("The shaking voice that tells him go still thinks he might, but he knows he wont...").
    Bullzeyeon April 13, 2005   Link

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