War All The Time

Posted: April 14, 2008 in Lyrics
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War All The Time, Thursday

 

Standing on the edge of the Palisades’ Cliffs
In the shadow the skyline
It seemed very far away
Like a lightning rod that couldn’t pull the storm from me

When I was five years old
My best friend’s older brother died
He fell from these cliffs
And the river washed him away
The current pulled him downstream
And our lives float in the headlines
So we park these cars
In our parents’ garage
To 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
Now we’re falling apart
Like the ashes of American flags

If the sun doesn’t rise
We’ll replace it with an H-bomb explosion.
A painted jail cell
Of light in the sky
Like three-mile-island
Nightmares on TVs that sing us to sleep.

They burn on an 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
Now we’re 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 building
But we’ve been falling for so long
Now your eyes are a 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
Now we’re falling apart
Like the ashes of American flags

When the pieces fall it’s like a last-day parade
And the fires in our streets start to rage
So wave to those people who 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
War all the time
All of the time

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