"White Flag" as written by Timothy Mcilrath, Andrew Guerrero, Stephen Brackett, Jamie Laurie, Mackenzie Roberts, Jesse Walker and Kenneth Ortiz....
I'll be coming home by the end of this song.
I'll read you what I wrote
And let you have what you own
If I could find a flag, could you please make it white?
I know this is right, I know
This is right,
And I'm beginning to see
I always thought that I had to change the world,
But my world came down tonight,
I thought that I had to win the war,
but I'm so lost in the fight.
And so I'm letting this be, and I'm beginning to see.
I've got to let this be.
Feed me to the birds if it helps them grow strong.
Or take this all away, if it's part of the song.
Or feed me what I need, if you'd like me to fight.
I know this is right, I know
This is right
And I'm beginning to see
I always thought that I had to change the world,
But my world came down tonight
I thought that I had to win the war,
But I'm so lost in the fight.
And so I'm letting this be, and I'm beginning to see.
I've got to let this be.
I've got to let this be.
And If I'm lost and alone,
If I'm empty and dry,
could you bring me inside?
would you bring me inside?
I always thought that I had to change the world
But my world came down tonight
I thought that I had to win the war
But I'm so lost in the fight.
And so I'm letting this be, and I'm beginning to see.


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    General Commentthis is the best Lakes song to date! i can't believe no one has commented on this yet.

    in this song he's confessing that he's learning to let go of things he has no control over in life. so accordingly, he mentions a white flag. a white flag is a symbol of a truce, a ceasefire and surrendering.
    i like how that became the name of this song.

    i love the verse starting with
    "Feed me to the birds if it helps them grow strong"
    it gives me the impression that he's surrendering to let God take care of things and maybe he's growing in his faith, asking God to use him to help benefit others and help them along in their "wars."
    Oh! Emilyon August 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsomeone posted cornerstone 2008 videos and one of them was white flag. check those out, people! :)
    Oh! Emilyon August 12, 2008   Link

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