With the release of her new single, “Love and War”, Tamar Braxton (a.k.a. She! Me! Her!) seems to finally be on the rise and out of the shadows of her sister, singer Toni Braxton, and her music mogul husband, Vincent Herbert. Penned by Grammy award-winning songwriter, LaShawn Daniels of “It’s Not Right (but It’s Okay) by Whitney Houston”, “The Boy is Mine” by Monica & Brandy, “You Rock My World” by Michael Jackson, “Telephone” by Lady Gaga, and “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child (need I go on?) fame “Love and War” is that gut-wrenching, sometimes tear-jerking ballad of triumph in the war of love which, in my opinion, has seemingly been lacking in the recent years of R&B. The rise and fall of the driving percussion topped with Braxton’s stellar range of vocals brings Daniels’ lyrics to life and gives it a soul all its own. Watch her perform the song live at her artist showcase here.
Somebody said everyday was gon’ be sunny skies
Only Marvin Gaye and lingerie, I guess somebody lied
Started discussing it to fighting then don’t touch me please
Then it’s let’s stop the madness, just come lay with me
Truth be told, I’m waving my flag before it goes bad
‘Cause we made it this far on “for better or worse”
I want to feel it even if it hurts
If I gotta cry to get to the other side
Let’s go ’cause we gon’ survive
We stay on the frontlines, yeah but we’re still here after the bomb drops
We go so hard, we lose control
The fire starts, then we explode
When the smoke clears, we dry our tears
Only in love and war
It’s about that kind of love that makes you unleash your inner crazy on your significant other that you never knew existed yet no one else will bring them pain on your watch. It’s about knowing that your significant other can cut you so deeply but also knowing that they are the only one who can make it better. Somehow you can wear each other down so thin but you manage to build each other up every single time. The world can rise up against you but it’s okay… as long as it’s you and him/her against the world.
It’s that special kind of love… a love worth going to war for.
-Love & Light… CB Radio
What say you? Can you relate to the lyrics? In your opinion, is any love worth war? How do you feel about the song?