War Song

Album: All Sides (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • This was written after the band's life-changing USO tour of Kuwait and Iraq in August 2007. The group witnessed the war playing out in front of them as a casual conversation with medics was interrupted when the soldiers ran to save the lives of incoming wounded. Frontman and lyricist Marc Roberge explained on the album's promotional materials: "It was the heaviest thing I have ever seen. I could have written a ton of songs about the experience, but we thought putting just one on the record was perfect. Soldiers say they listen to music to escape, not to be reminded of where they are. 'War Song' is not about our view of the war; it is about the warriors we met. It follows someone who must leave home, go across the world, and be expected to return the same. We thought the rest of the songs on the album should be escapes, not reminders." (check out our interview with Marc Roberge)

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