Start a War Lyrics

The National


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Matthew D. Berninger Aaron B. Dessner
album: Track 8 in album Boxer
release date: 2007-5-22
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
length: 3:17

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We expected something, something better than before
We expected something more

Do you really think you can just put it in a safe
Behind a painting, lock it up and leave?
Do you really think you can just put it in a safe
Behind a painting, lock it up and leave?
Walk away now and you're gonna start a war

Whatever went away, I?ll get it over now
I?ll get money, I?ll get funny again
Whatever went away, I?ll get it over now
I?ll get money, I?ll get funny again
Walk away now and you're gonna start a war

We expected something, something better than before
We expected something more

You were always weird but I never had to hold you
By the edges, like I do now
We were always weird but I never had to hold you
By the edges, like I do now
Walk away now and you're gonna start a war

Whatever went away, I?ll get it over now
I?ll get money, I?ll get funny again
Whatever went away, I?ll get it over now
I?ll get money, I?ll get funny again
Walk away now and you're gonna start a war
Walk away now and you're gonna start a war

Track Listing

  • 1 Fake Empire
  • 2 Mistaken for Strangers
  • 3 Brainy
  • 4 Squalor Victoria
  • 5 Green Gloves
  • 6 Slow Show
  • 7 Apartment Story
  • 8 Start a War
  • 9 Guest Room
  • 10 Racing Like a Pro
  • 11 Ada
  • 12 Gospel