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War Is Coming (If You Want It)

by Car Seat Headrest

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minidiscfiasco Will made a John Lennon joke in his head and made it into an incredibly intense and powerful commentary on how we need to come together for the greater good
Marc Hardie
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Marc Hardie This is a really great song! It gets me singing whenever I hear it and the other songs Will puts out! I love his voice and his music, he's awesome!
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Alex Possibly my favourite band makes one of my favourite tracks of the year. Can not wait for the next album.
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Gavin Hellyer It's a very good song with an insightful and deep lyric. Just a pity that the world has put creative persons in a position to make such observations.
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aileen pawlowski How timely and necessary. God bless the souls lost in VA this past weekend. God bless us all. aravena aravena thumbnail aravena Classic CSH. Some music is mind, some is soul and some is body. The best music is all three.... Just like this.
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"This is a song about not murdering people"


Last night I dreamed that you'd murdered some kids
Gone up towards the border where the freaks live
I couldn't tolerate it, yet somehow I did
If it had been on TV I would've changed the channel
And afterwards I lay awake for quite some time
And thought about opinions I'd kept
At 5 in the morning I couldn't tolerate it
How many had died while I slept?

Now is the time to cast Darwin aside
Stop spinning lines that justify the lure of suicide
And reach out your hands
And save someone's life
Because war is coming
If you want it

She's keeping quiet in a season of crime
Walking away as if nothing had changed
From that awful display
People are are strange
If they keep on laughing
Nothing will change

Now is the time to cast the screenplay aside
And try to create some space between the lines
To lift up your voice
And change someone's mind
Because war is coming
If you want it


released August 14, 2017
Will Toledo: Vocals, synths
Ethan Ives: Guitar
Seth Dalby: Bass
Andrew Katz: Drums

Mixed by Adam Stilson and Will Toledo


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MADLO 2020. Band pic by Carlos Cruz.

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