The City Is At War
Cobra Starship Lyrics


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The city is at war
And it's playtime for the young and rich
Ignore me if you see me 'cause I just don't give a s***
The city is at war
Bless the young and rich
With designer drugs and designer friends

The city is at war
And it's playtime for the young and rich
Ignore me if you see me 'cause I just don't give a s***
The city is at war
Bless the young and rich
With designer drugs and designer friends

Here's how it goes
It's about who you know
If you
Got money you get in for free
Get on your knees if you wanna reach the top
The party never stops (never stops)
Don't stop now (don't stop now)

Come on!
Stick around and see how it ends
Get the money and run
Meet me at the parking lot
Bang bang! Shoot 'em up yeah

The city is at war
And it's playtime for the young and rich
Ignore me if you see me 'cause I just don't give a s***
The city is at war
Bless the young and rich
With designer drugs and designer friends

This little girl was alone in the world
Until she
Found a way to get her fix for free
Oh pretty please
It breaks my heart to see
Another tragedy
She finally got her picture on TV

Come on!
Live it up while you can
We all lose in the end
No you don't get another shot
Bang bang! Shoot 'em up, yeah

The city is at war
And it's playtime for the young and rich
Ignore me if you see me 'cause I just don't give a s***
The city is at war
Bless the young and rich
With designer drugs and designer friends

The city is at war
The city is at war
The city is at war

Bang bang! Shoot 'em up,
Shoot 'em up, yeah
Bang bang! Shoot 'em up,
Shoot 'em up, yeah (the city is at war)
Bang bang! Shoot 'em up,
Shoot 'em up, yeah




Bang bang! Shoot 'em up,
Shoot 'em up, yeah.

Overall Meaning

The City Is At War by Cobra Starship paints a picture of a city where the young and rich party while others struggle to survive. The lyrics show a divide between those who have and those who don't, emphasized by the line "bless the young and rich with designer drugs and designer friends." The singer seems to be an outsider, declaring that they don't care and are ignored by those enjoying their wealth.


The chorus repeats the phrase "the city is at war," suggesting that this division is a conflict. The following verse reinforces this idea, saying that success in this society is about who you know and how much money you have. The line "get on your knees if you wanna reach the top" implies that those who want to succeed must be willing to compromise themselves. The bridge emphasizes the fleeting nature of this lifestyle and the tragedy that often comes with it. The final repetition of "Bang bang! Shoot 'em up, yeah" could be interpreted as a literal representation of this conflict or a metaphor for the damage caused by this societal divide.


Line by Line Meaning

The city is at war
The city is in a state of conflict and chaos.


And it's playtime for the young and rich
During this turmoil, the wealthy youth are enjoying themselves.


Ignore me if you see me 'cause I just don't give a s***
I don't care if people pay attention to me or not.


Bless the young and rich
The wealthy youth are fortunate.


With designer drugs and designer friends
They have access to expensive drugs and exclusive social circles.


Here's how it goes
This is how things are happening.


It's about who you know
Success depends on your connections.


If you got money you get in for free
Having money can grant you access at no cost.


Get on your knees if you wanna reach the top
You might have to humble yourself to achieve success.


The party never stops (never stops)
The fun and excitement never ends.


Don't stop now (don't stop now)
Keep going and don't slow down.


Come on!
Encouragement to continue participating.


Stick around and see how it ends
Stay and witness the outcome of this situation.


Get the money and run
Acquire wealth and escape quickly.


Meet me at the parking lot
Let's rendezvous at the parking area.


Bang bang! Shoot 'em up yeah
Sound effects used to indicate violent action.


This little girl was alone in the world
A young female was without companionship.


Until she found a way to get her fix for free
She discovered a method to obtain a desired substance at no cost.


Oh pretty please
A polite request or appeal.


It breaks my heart to see another tragedy
It is upsetting to witness another unfortunate event.


She finally got her picture on TV
Her story and image were broadcasted on television.


Live it up while you can
Enjoy yourself while you are able to.


We all lose in the end
In the grand scheme, we all experience loss or defeat eventually.


No you don't get another shot
There will be no second chance or opportunity.


Bang bang! Shoot 'em up, yeah
Reiteration of sound effects indicating violent action.


The city is at war
Reiteration of the state of the city.


The city is at war
Reiteration of the state of the city.


The city is at war
Reiteration of the state of the city.


Bang bang! Shoot 'em up,
Reiteration of sound effects indicating violent action.


Shoot 'em up, yeah
Reiteration of sound effects indicating violent action.


Bang bang! Shoot 'em up,
Reiteration of sound effects indicating violent action.


Shoot 'em up, yeah (the city is at war)
Reiteration of sound effects indicating violent action and state of the city.


Bang bang! Shoot 'em up,
Reiteration of sound effects indicating violent action.


Shoot 'em up, yeah
Reiteration of sound effects indicating violent action.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: GABE SAPORTA, PATRICK STUMP, PATRICK MARTIN STUMP

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I remember them being support acts for FOB & PATD!

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