War All The Time

Album: War All The Time (2003)
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  • Standing on the edge of the palisades cliffs
    In the shadow of the skyline very far away
    A lightning rod that couldn't pull the storm from me
    I was 5 years old my best friends older brother died
    He fell from these cliffs
    The river washed him away the current pulled him downstream
    In our eyes, floating in the headlights, so we parked these cars
    Parent's garage
    Listen to the lullaby
    Of Carbon Monoxide

    War all of the time
    In the shadow of the New York skyline
    We grew up too fast falling apart
    Like the ashes of American flags
    The sun doesn't rise
    We replaced it with an h-bomb explosion
    A painted jail cell of blood in the sky like Three Mile Island
    Nightmares on TV they used to sing us to sleep
    They burn on and on like an oil field
    Or a memory of what it felt like
    To burn on and on and not just fade away
    All those nights in the basement the kids are still screaming
    On and on and on and on

    War all of the time
    In the shadow of the New York skyline
    We grew up too fast falling apart
    Like the ashes of American flags
    And we're blowing in the wind
    We don't know where to land
    So we kiss like little kids
    We used to be very tall buildings
    We've been falling for so long
    Now your eyes follow the sign on the edge of town
    They offer a welcome when you are leaving

    War all of the time
    In the shadow of the New York skyline
    We grew up too fast falling apart
    Like the ashes of American flags
    The pieces fall it's like a last day parade
    And the fires in our streets start to rage,
    so wave, to the people that long to wave back,
    from the fabric of a flag that sang "love all of the time"

    War all the time War all the time
    All of the time
    War all the time
    War all the time
    All of the time
    All of the time
    War all of the time [Repeat: x4] Writer/s: GEOFFREY RICKLY, III, ROBERT KEELEY, STEVEN PEDULLA, THOMAS RULE, TIMOTHY PAYNE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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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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