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Tug Of War
I see the trails, I trace the tears
I see the lines, I count the years.
Where is the smile that we once knew?
Where is the love with me and you?

A chain of smoke, a ring of fire
What is this thing that makes us tire...
Of quiet moments? of beating hearts?
What is this thing driving us apart?

What's with all this screaming?
And why...why these slamming doors?
Were went all the dreaming?
Lost, in this Tug of War!

You tried to tell me what to do
I tried to see your point of view.
But you go left when I go right
What is this thing that makes us fight?
I can't, I can't take another night!


Winter turns to spring
I hear the songs we used to sing.
They're much different than before.
We try to face the fact
That there's just no turning back
And I can't take any more of this Tug of War!
This Tug of War!


(c) 1983 Donnie Barren
Short Song Description:
Two people grow apart and their relationship becomes more like a tug of war.
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
Lyric Credits: Donnie Barren
Music Credits: Donnie Barren
Producer Credits: Donnie Barren
Publisher Credits: Donnie Barren
Performance Credits: Donnie Barren (vocals, lead & rhythm guitars, bass, keyboards, drum machine). Performed on an old analogue Fostex 8-track machine.
Label Credits:
Song Length: 5:02
Primary Genre: Rock-General
Secondary Genre: Pop-Rock
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Breaking Up
Subject Matter 2: Heartbreak
Mood 1: Annoyed
Mood 2: Heartbreaking
Similar Artist 1: Cure, The
Similar Artist 2: R.E.M.
Language: English
Era: 1980 - 1989