Make War Lyrics - Bright Eyes

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Our love is dead but without limit,
like the surface of the moon
or the land between here and the mountains.
Well, it is not these hiding places
that have kept us innocent
but the way you taught me to just let it all go by.
And so we've learned to be as faithless,
stand behind bulletproof glass,
exchanging our affections through a drawer.
And it was always horribly convenient
and happening too fast.
You should count your change before you're even out the door.
Yes, you should but please...

Return, return to the person that you were.
And I will do the same
cause it is too hard to belong to someone who is gone.
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My compass spins. The wilderness remains.

Once too often, I have retreated
into the depths of my despair.
I built a barricade to block you on the road.
I was standing there with all of my possessions
piled higher than a house,
I felt closer to you than you ever would have known.
So let each tiny acts of charity
be common ground on which to build
the monument that will commemorate our times.
And though, you swear you've found another
who will surely speed you on your way,
don't let the forest grow over that path you came there by.
But you will, so...

So hurry up and run to the one that you love.
And blind him with your kindness.
And he'll make war, old war, on who you were before.
And claim all that has spoiled in your heart.

Now, I tell myself I've mended
under these patches of blue sky.
There are still a few holes that let in a little rain.
And it's been crying on my shingles.
My floorboards moan under my feet.
The refrigerator is whining, so I've got reason to complain.
But I am not gonna bless you with such compliments,
some degrading psalm of praise,
like the kind that converted you to me so long ago.
Because the truth is that gossip's as good as gospel in this town.
You can save face but you won't ever save your soul.
Baby that's a fact.

So hurry up and run to the one that you love.
And tie him up in your likeness,
And he'll become, become the prisoner I was.
And know all that has spoiled in your heart.
And know all that has spoiled in your heart.

So hurry up and run to the one that you love.
And blind him with your kindness.
And he'll make war, old war, on who you were before.
And claim all that has spoiled in your heart.
Yeah, he'll claim all that has spoiled in your heart.

(So hurry up and run to the one that you love.
And blind him with your kindness.
And he'll make war, old war, on who you were before.
And claim all that has spoiled in your heart.
Yeah, he'll claim all that has spoiled...)






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Simply fantastic | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/5/10

When I first bought Lifted, this song didn't really click with me - it seemed like a half-hearted stab at country that would've been more at place on Wide Awake. But as soon as I reaaaally listened to the song and really took the time to let the lyrics and story sink it, it was almost scary how well this related to the romantic situation I was in at the time - a great love finally ending, her running off with another guy, and her simply not being the person I fell in love with anymore. She had "spoiled". Wayta freaking go, Conor. This track is absolutely brilliant.



... | Reviewer: Jacob | 1/11/10

It may just be my current situation, but I find this song to perfectly express my feelings at the moment. It may be that, as has been said before, Conor has an incredible nack for expressing ones feelings at the most emotionally intense feelings of life whether it's feelings of love, loss, greed, hatred, joy, et cetera. This ability of his makes me love he and his music more and more each day.



gosh | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/27/07

It is true, indeed, that when we fall in lvoe for someone, we think it's because we like how that person is, and then we both lose our time trying to change everything they are....argh



Beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/6/07

This song is so in tune with the mindset of a person who is experiencing the end of a great love. Oberst has a way of taking the most painful and raw moments in life and commemorating them in exactly the poignant and honest - yet strangely and wholly beautiful - way that everyone wishes they could remember and honor their memories. This is an incredible album and one of my favorite songs off of it.





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