War Stories

Had a story concept involving a band but I didn’t end up liking it much. I did however save one of the songs that they would have sung. So mentally read this with a Paramore-style rock sound and female singer.

War stories

War stories,
Your old glories,
They look so perfect in your mind

It’s so much brighter,
You’re a better fighter,
When it’s viewed through the mists of time.

It’s so much cleaner,
And you’re much meaner,
In the battlefield set in your head.

Told through your dreaming,
There’s less scheming,
And you don’t linger on the faces of the dead.

It’s in the way you tell the story.
It’s in the way you call it glory.
It’s in the way that you keep score,
In the way you call it “The Great War”

Bullets move slower
The body count’s lower.
A much prettier victory.

You feel it’s your right
To frame it in light,
‘Cause it’s the winners who write history.

It’s in the way you laid the mines,
Tell the story from the front line.
And with pride upon your breath,
You carefully edit out the death.

It’s in the way you tell the story.
It’s in the way you call it glory.
It’s in the way that you keep score,
In the way you call it “The Great War”

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About skylarklanding

My name is Amanda Davis. I am an aspiring industrial designer currently studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I like to draw, read, write, make jewelry, and act crazy with my friends. I am generally friendly (a bit neurotic during finals) and am open to questions, comments, and constructive critiques.

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