love and war lyrics – neil young

“love and war”

when i sing about love and war
i don’t really know what i’m saying
i’ve been in love and i’ve seen a lot of war
seen a lot of people praying
they pray to allah and they prey to the lord
but mostly they pray about love and war
pray about love and war
i’ve seen a lot of young men go to war
and leave a lot of young brides waiting
i’ve watched them try to explain it to their kids
and seen a lot of them failing
they tried to tell them and they tried to explain
why daddy won’t ever come home again.
daddy won’t ever come home again
i said a lot of things that i can’t take back
but i don’t really know if i want to
there’ve been songs about love
i sang songs about war

since the backstreets of toronto
i sang for justice and i hit a bad chord
but i still try to sing about love and war
sing about love and war
the saddest thing in the whole wide world
is to break the heart of your lover
i made a mistake and i did it again
and we struggled to recover
then i sang in anger, hit another bad chord
but i still try to sing about love and war
i’ve been in love and i’ve seen a lot of war
seen a lot of people praying
they pray to allah and they prey to the lord
but mostly they pray about love and war
pray about love and war.

/ neil young lyrics