This is the first single from Dark is the Way, Light is a Place
, the fifth studio album by American alternative rock band Anberlin. Like another Dark Is The Way: Light Is A Place
track, "The Art Of War
," this song correlates the philosophies of ancient Chinese military commander and author Sun Tzu's warrior creed
with the strategies of maintaining relationships. In this instance Stephen Christian
is singing of both parties having lost the battle when the relationship has simply become a game between the pair. He explained to us: "When it comes to mind games or advantages or looming something over someone's head, that's when it becomes this impossible murky water of, 'I love you, but, man, this is really hard to love you, especially at moments like these.'"