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Lupe Fiasco: Battle Scars Meaning


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Song Released: 2012

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Battle Scars Lyrics

The wound heals but it never does
That's cos you at war with ... love
You at war with.... love
These battle scars
don't look like they're fading

don't look like they're ever going away

they aint never gonna change



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    Apr 17th, 2018 4:55pm report

    I think this song is about a guy who is still in love with this girl that he is no longer with. He still wants to be with her and is trying to make things work and fix things but it isn't working so well. She seems to have given up and is moving on possibly but he can't right now cause he still loves her. They've been through a lot of ups and downs and fights and makeups and memories and he's holding on to that. He has battles scars,which I think represents hurt and pain from everything they've been through and are currently going through.


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    May 15th, 2016 5:02pm report

    I think it's about how this guy is still madly in love with this girl, even though they broke up. He wants her back even though he messed things up, and he's trying to forget her because all his friends are saying that he should forget her, but the scars that he left on both of them aren't healing and only God can fix, the mistakes he made.


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    Feb 28th, 2019 2:07pm report

    I think this song is about the scars that being in love gives you. Even after they're gone, the scars they left are still there. This song is about loving someone who hurts you so much that it drives you mad, and it feels like the wounds you've acquired will never heal. It hurts so much that you wish you couldn't even feel, because feeling nothing is better than hurting like you are now.


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    Apr 2nd, 4:33pm report

    I feel like it's the result of being heartbroken. Just the simple fact that it's a one-sided love and he doesn't want it to end, but it ended. I also feel like the "Battle Scars" he's talking about are the cuts and the depression he got after the relationship - whether it was healthy or an abusive - and just the post-relationship sadness he may have gotten.


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    Feb 3rd, 2:07pm report

    This made me feel okay about my scars that ive had after my time in hospital and makes me feel like I can get past this barrier I know that this is not what it means but this song really means the world to me and I just wanted to say that x


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    Nov 15th, 2019 11:24pm report

    It sounds like someone who's in a one sided emotionally abusive relationship. They know they should leave, they're seeing all the signs but they do truly love them and they cant bring themselves to do it. Eventually the pain of being hurt by someone you love so much makes you wish you couldn't feel at all. It's hard to leave an abusive relationship when you yourself dont want to hurt the other person and so you stay because even though you're being hurt you cant stand to do it to the other person, so you just stay wishing they would end it so you dont have to.


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    Oct 7th, 2019 10:53pm report

    This song is most likely about an on-off relationship. They love each other and then they hate each other. The process just repeats like one of those fortune teller flowers until there are no more petals and a final decision is made.


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    May 23rd, 2019 5:08am report

    I think in this song the singer talks about an one sided love that he has for a girl.


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    Feb 4th, 2019 2:05pm report

    Holding on to each other


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    Aug 19th, 2018 8:35pm report

    I think it is about a person who got dumped and he doesn’t want to show that he loves her but deep down he still does.


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    Mar 20th, 2018 3:08pm report

    I think this song is about how this guy joins the military but his girlfriend breaks up with him


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    Mar 7th, 2018 3:51pm report

    I think it about letting someone down and letting the people you care and love about leave. Leaving you and you just feel so upset


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    Feb 8th, 2018 2:09pm report

    This song is mainly about a guy who is going through a tough time in his life and is looking for guidence from God. But see not only is this song about him but its also about how others felt their lives were like. And those people wrote how they felt and then ripped out all those pages and ripped up every single individual page and by doing so they are saying no more pain no more suffering it is time that i find GOD.


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    Nov 7th, 2017 11:15am report

    i thought "Battle scars' was about him cutting after a break up


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    Dec 14th, 2015 12:57pm report

    It's about how he is depressed after the girl he loves so much is caught cheating and he just cant get her out if his heart.


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    Sep 1st, 2014 9:35am report

    It is about your own personal battle scars and even though it may seem hard you have to confront them.


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    Jun 3rd, 2014 6:56pm report

    I thought it was about cutting.


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    Feb 13th, 2014 2:38pm report

    battle scars is about a guy loves this girl and she probably cheated on him and now he is trying to move on but he cant cause he loves her so much. that's why he say these "battle scars don't look like their fading" and "I wish that I could stop loving you so much. Cause I’m the only one that's trying to keep us together. When all of the signs say that I should forget her"

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