My war you're one of them
You say that you're my friend
But you're one of them
You don't want to see me live

You don't want me to give
'Cause you're one of them
My war you're one of them
You say that you're my friend

But you're one of them
I might not know what a friend is
All I know is what you're not
'Cause you're one of them

My war you're one of them
You say that you're my friend
But you're one of them
I have a prediction, it lives in my brain

It's with me every day, it drives me insane
I feel it in my heart, that if I has a gun
I feel it in my heart,
I'd want to kill some

I feel it in my heart, the end will come
Come on! My war you're one of them
You say that you're my friend
But you're one of them

Tell me that I'm wrong
Try to sing me your ego song
You're one of them
My war you're one of them

You say that you're my friend
But you're one of them
My War


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My War Lyrics as written by Charles Dukowski

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    General Comment

    This songs just about mounting paranoia about other people being against you. Ilove this song, this era of black flag was pretty damn forward thinking considering it was the early 80s. I really dont get the artwork, if anyone has a clue whats goin on with it, id love to hear.

    horror showon June 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song has a lot of meaning to me. This is the first song that comes to my mind when I hear any pop punk band or see any preppy poseur in a New Found Glory shirt.

    OceanOfChaoson May 16, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    I'm not sure how accurate this may be, but it seems to me that the this song is about someone suffering from Paranoia Schitzophrenia. I say this because of how crazy Henry Rollins is during this song.

    "It lives in my brain, It's with me everyday"

    Plus it's the war against the forces controlling the minds of a schitsophrenic person.

    It also has some screaming that although is the same kind as in the shitty emo bands, actually goes with the song, and is the only time I have ever heard screaming utilized in a decent way. Even the recording quality sucks and it's a great way of how Black Flag stays true to true punk and says "Hey fuck your polished music, recording industry."

    Enough of my ramblings...

    Lost Nomadon March 19, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    Yeah, I agree. During the song you come to realize that the guy is getting crazier and crazier, even turning against his own friends. Great song. Old school hardcore is what I live for. Black Flag rules.

    poker_cheateron February 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    is there a drug reference in here (e.g., the "war on drugs")? I forget when it was that Ginn starting hitting the bong again, but "the process of weeding out" is definitely a pot reference (among other things)

    pawnshop_trashon April 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    I definitly see how this song could be about drugs...but I'm pretty sure it's just straight foward, and is about feeling like you can't trust anyone. Chuck Dukowski wrote this one, not Greg Ginn.

    fuzzyslipperson April 05, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    on black flag's "complete 1984 demos plus more" LP, rollins says, just before starting my war, "this is a song about drugs"

    millerron November 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song... this ong makes me want to scream along at the top of my lungs... but I can't since it's past 10 PM and I'll wake up the neighbors haha

    xdarknessfallsxon January 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaning

    I think OceanOfChaos is right, the song is against all the mainstream kids that walk around. f.e. the emo kids, posers in general...

    what i kinda assoziated with the song when i heard it the first time was that he is talking to a cop. Basically sayng that the cop works for the system and therefore he will kick his fucking ass. maybe

    song is still pretty brutal old school HC! got to love that shit.

    ForYourMaliceon April 16, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    "This is a song about drugs" - Greg Ginn

    Zacheeon January 18, 2010   Link

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