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Feb 23, 2016
Battle ScarsBy: Guy Sebastian and Lupe FiascoLyricsThe wound heals but it never does That's cause you at war with ... love You at war with ... love These battle scars Don't look like they're fadingDon't look like they're ever going away They ain't never gonna change These battle... Love...
Never let a woman ruin meBut I feel like ruins ruin meArrow holes that never close from cupid on a shooting spreeFeeling stupid cause I know it ain't no you and meBut when you're trying to beat the odds upBeen trying to keep your nods up and you know that you should knowAnd let her go but the fear of the unknownHolding another lover strong sends you back into the zoneWith no Tom Hanks to bring you homeA lover not a fighter on the frontline with a poemTrying to write yourself a rifleMaybe sharpen up a songTo fight the tanks and drones of you being alone
LyricsLyricsI wish I never looked, I wish I never touchedI wish that I could stop loving you so muchCause Im the only one that's trying to keep us togetherWhen all of the signs say that I should forget herI wish you werent the best, the best I ever hadI wish that the good outweighed the badCause itll never be over, until you tell me it's over
These battle scars, dont look like theyre fadingDont look like theyre ever going awayThey ain't never gonna changeThese battle (x2)Lyrics(And just leave then)You shouldn't have but you said it(And I hope you never come back)It shouldn't have happened but you let itNow you're down on the ground screaming medicThe only thing that comes is the post-traumatic stressesShields, body armors and vestsDon't properly work, that's why you're in a locker full of hurtThe enemy within and all the fires from your friendsThe best medicine is to probably just let her winLyricsI wish I couldn't feel, I wish I couldn't loveI wish that I could stop cause it hurts so muchAnd Im the only one that's trying to keep us togetherWhen all of the signs say that I should forget herI wish you werent the best, the best I ever hadI wish that the good outweighed the badCause itll never be over, until you tell me it's over
These battle scars, dont look like theyre fadingDont look like theyre ever going awayThey ain't never gonna changeThese battle (x2)LyricsCause you've set me on fireIve never felt so alive, yeah
Hoping wounds heal, but it never doesThat's because you're at war with love
And Im at the point of breakingAnd its impossible to shake it
See, you hoped the wound heals, but it never doesThat's cause you're at war with loveHope it heals, but it never doesThat's cause you're at war with love!LyricsThese battle scars, dont look like theyre fadingDont look like theyre ever going awayThey ain't never gonna changeThese battle (x4)Speaker is...Since the song is sang from a mans point of view and a woman is mentioned ("When all of the signs say that I should forget her") I believe that a man has been through a rough patch with his girlfriend. Whatever she did, it was wrong and clearly left an impact or battle scars on him.The whole song in itself is a metaphor because throughout the song it refers to a relationship as a battle. In a relationship, you don't actually go through a war and when something terrible happens you don't physically have a scar from it.
MetaphorRepetition"I wish I never looked. I wish I never touched. I wish that I could stop loving you so much."
"I wish..." is used multiple times during the song to stress how much the speaker wishes things were different. He wishes that the good outweighed the bad. I think he also wished that he could move on from whatever it was that happened between them. Hyperbole"Could you set me on fire..."
The speaker uses exaggeration because he wants to emphasize how much hurt he has gone through and that being set on fire would be like putting him out of his misery. Using this hyperbole, it does an intense job of getting his point across.Why I chose this song...Battle Scars can relate to so many different issues in relationships. Whether it's infidelity, lying, abuse, falling out of love, or just opposites attracting; relationships are never easy.
This song expresses the hurt that one could feel from going through a tough situation. For example, if someone cheats on you you're not just going to forget about it. It'll stick with you.Work Citedhttp://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/music/guy-sebastians-aria-number-one-song-battle-scars-with-lupe-fiasco-hits-73-on-the-us-billboard-hot-100/story-e6frf9hf-1226471957412