War

War

A Poem by Alice Miller
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"A song about the wars both outside and inside your head"

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Verse: 

We walk on tumultuous ground

Sinking into silence

And no one’s patience is infinite

Nor is any kindness


You stand close beside me

Unraveling my metaphors

Dancing around the truth

And staying home from fighting wars


Prechorus:


You live with chapters and volumes of the nothing that I let you hear

But with the two of us there's no room for my honesty

And nothing keeps you here


Chorus:


But if you went to war

And your absence took your place

Not another look of hope

Would ever dare to cross my face

And if you went to war

And I lost you for real

Then there would finally be space for all that I feel

For you


Verse:

I hate handing you my issues

But you can give me yours, dear

I hate facing myself

Instead I’ll face your worst fears


You stand close beside me

Asking questions with no answers

You hate skirting around the truths I can't speak

But darling, aren't we marvelous dancers


Prechorus:

Don't go

Just cause I can't say the things I know you know I know

Can we

Live in this quiet understanding that hurts only less than watching you leave


Chorus:


But if you went to war

And your absence took your place

I could never sleep at night

Never see the light of day

And if you went to war

And I lost you for real

Then there would finally be space for all the things that I feel

For you


Bridge:


But maybe I love you is a home

Maybe my secrets are a house

That we could hide away in and decorate

And live in and love in out loud


Maybe I love you unafraid

Maybe you stay here in this place

Maybe there's room for two and I love you

And strength in the face of change


We walk on tumultuous ground

Sinking into silence

And I'm so scared of running out of time with you

But what if we're timeless


Chorus:


But if you went to war

And your absence took your place

Not another look of hope

Would ever dare to cross my face

And if you went to war

And I ever lost you for real

There would finally be space for all the things that I feel


But if you went to war

And your absence screamed your name

I'd rather be our downfall

At least you're still well if you run away

And if you ever went to war

If I lost you for real

I would stop breathing at the permanence of leaving

So I guess I have to tell you how I feel


© 2022 Alice Miller


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Added on November 5, 2022
Last Updated on November 5, 2022
Tags: war, love, indecision, paralysis, fear, anxiety, lyrics, song, scared, relationship

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Alice Miller
Alice Miller

Verona, VA



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