War All The Time

Album: War All The Time (2003)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is not literally about war, but deals with the hardships teens go through while growing up and how hard life can be. In the beginning of the song, lead singer Geoff Rickly sings about his best friend's older brother dying, and also growing up too fast not getting everything out of being a teen. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jeff - Cheektowaga, NY
  • This song shows how "Wars" are going on every day, big and small. In the beginning, Rickly describes his best friend's brother dying and the chorus uses the words, "In the shadow of the NY skyline," referring to New Jersey, where the band grew up. He goes on to sing about how America is turning into a violent nation ("The sun doesn't rise, we'll replace it with an H-bomb explosion"), using TV to manipulate its citizens ("Nightmares on TV they used to sing us to sleep"). >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Mike - Commack, NY
  • The beginning of the song is just the bassist, Tim Payne. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    pat - reading, MA

Comments: 2

  • Margaux from Nashville, TnI know it is allegedly not about war in a literal sense...
    But what do you guys think about this being the 9th song out of 11 on the album? Is there any meaning in that? Of course it also mentions NYC... just a thought. :)
  • Pat from Reading, Mathe beginig of the song is just bass played by Tim Payne
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