Start a War Song Lyrics

The National

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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

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

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 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


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Aaron Brooking Dessner, Matthew Donald Berninger
    album: Track 8 in album Boxer
    release date: 2007-5-22
    popularity : 77 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Acoustic
    length: 3:17
    writer: Aaron Dessner, Matt Berninger

    Album Information

    label: Beggars Banquet
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 607618025212
    script: Latin