From the album Six Strings and Me

Lyrics

She spent the better part of winter waiting by the phone
And Like the leaves she lost her color as the sunshine turned to snow
And in this suffocating season of serenity
She looks into the mirror for revenge
And in her loneliness she’s blinded by the irony
Of all the calls for helplessness from friends

And she searches in his eyes to find some clarity
But finds herself just staring at the floor
‘cause in the battle over hearts and popularity
She knows, yeah she knows
She’s just a casualty of war

And the salesmen make a killing off lipstick and perfume
And she finds herself in the mirror facing someone new
And the mask that she paints on every morning
Goes deeper than the surface of her skin
She arms herself with scoffs and insincerity
Because she knows she can’t get back the innocence

And she looks into his eyes in search of clarity
But finds herself just staring at the floor
‘cause in the battle over hearts and popularity
She knows, yeah she knows
She’s just a casualty of war

He didn’t ask to fight this war
He was drafted by the alcohol
The cutting words and broken bones
And the mom that left him all alone
A castle with no cornerstone
That crumbles on whoever came inside

He can’t look her in the eye because he’s terrified
That she’ll read the story scrolled between the lines
And it takes everything he has left to realize
That he knows, yeah he knows
He knows
She’s just a casualty of war