The lyric that sticks out the most ‘follow me into the dark and I will lead you to the light’, sounds almost as if one of them has died, and the other is leading them towards the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. This could be relationship wise, a major accident or terminal illness, or if you go with scenario two; one of them died in battle and was waiting for the other. Or even with both interpretations, one is staying the night with the other to make sure they see the morning.
Instrumentally it’s not extremely slow or solemn despite the lyrics and their potential meaning; it’s wonderfully composed and shows a side of the band that’s nothing short of amazing.
Rating 4.5/5 – I cried like a baby, I’m not even ashamed. As someone who was formerly in a military relationship, and knowing many who are, when a song comes out like this it’s the first thing that comes to your mind. If they ever made a music video for this, it has so much potential to be a 4 minute 41 second movie of tears. Not many songs can cause me to have any sort of emotional response like this; I can list them on one hand. ‘Art of War’ is almost a song that I’m developing a love/hate relationship with. I love it, it’s an amazing song and the lyrics are tragic but beautiful, but I hate it because it makes me cry! If you haven’t given it a listen, you should.
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Also be sure to check out the other singles released off of ‘Somewhere Somehow’! ‘Just Keep Breathing’, ‘Find You There’, and “Any Other Way’.