One Sided War

Album: One Sided War (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • Michael Sweet sings about the power of words on this empowering anthem. He urges us not to sink to the level of haters, but instead respond to them in a loving way:

    I Don't Wanna Fight No More, I've Made My Peace
    It's Your One Sided War, I'm Layin' All My Weapons Down
    But You Drag It Out, It's Your One Sided War


    Sweet explained to NewReleaseToday:
    "The song can apply to so many things in our lives, including the things we see on the news on a daily basis. You're seeing protestors and people getting beat up, and to a degree that is a one-sided war. The song is about how one side is attacking and the other side is saying 'why are you attacking me?' We see it on the internet, and especially because everybody has a voice and a page on social media, sometimes they feel they have the right to attack people, which they don't.

    It's a sad society we live in when it comes down to that, because that's not how it should be. We should respect and love one another. We see it in our families and our neighborhoods. The song applies and hits home in so many ways, and it's very relevant for what we are dealing with today."

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