Love and War

Tamar Braxton

About Love and War

"Love and War" is the lead single by American recording artist Tamar Braxton from her second album of the same name. The song received two Grammy Award nominations at the 56th Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance.


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2012
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Somebody said every day was gon' be sunny skies,
Only Marvin Gaye and lingerie, I guess somebody lied
We started discussin' it to fightin' then don't touch me please
Then it's let's stop the madness just come lay with me
And truth be told I'm wavin' my flag before it goes bad yeah yeah
'Cause we made it this far on for better or worse
I wanna feel it even if it hurts
If I gotta cry to get to the other side, let's go 'cause we're gon' survive oh

We stay on the front lines
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

Sometimes you're my general, you quarterback all these plays
Sometimes you're my enemy and I'm throwin' grenades
We'll just be chillin' and laughin', I'm layin' on your chest
Don't know what happened 'cause things just went left
But here we go back down that road
That's just the way that it goes
'Cause we made it this far on for better or worse
I wanna feel it even if it hurts
If I gotta cry to get to the other side, as long as you're there I'll survive oh

We stay on the front lines
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

As long as we make up after every fight when it's over
You know I'm comin' home right there where I belong
I'm takin' off this armor oh-oh-oh-whoa-ooh-oh-oh

And we stay on the front lines
Yeah but we're still here after the bomb drops
We go so hard we lose control
The fire starts then we explode baby
When the smoke clears we dry our tears
Only in love and war
Only in love and war
Only in love and war

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Tamar Braxton

Tamar Braxton-Herbert (pronounced Tay-mar) (born March 17, 1977), still commonly known as Tamar Braxton, is an American R&B singer-songwriter and reality television personality. She rose to fame in the 1990s as a founding member of the R&B group, The Braxtons. Braxton is the youngest sister of superstar R&B singer Toni Braxton. more »

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Written by: Darhyl Camper, Lashawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick, Tamar Braxton

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11 facts about this song

Release Information
"Love and War" was officially released on December 6, 2012, as the lead single from Tamar Braxton's second studio album with the same name.
Record Label
The song was issued by Streamline Records, which operates under the larger entity, Interscope Records.
Chart Performance
"Love and War" peaked at number one on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart. It also reached number 13 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and 57 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Sales Success
It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling over a million copies in the United States.
Genre Classification
The song belongs to the R&B genre, displaying a contemporary mix of soulful vocals.
Lyric Theme
Lyrically, the song explores the dichotomy of love relationships, portraying the pain and joy, the fights and make-ups - hence the title 'Love and War.'
Critic Reviews
The song was well received by music critics, with many praising Braxton's vocal performance and the song's production.
Songwriters and Producers
"Love and War" was written by Tamar Braxton, LaShawn Daniels, Makeba Riddick, and Tiyon Mack. It was produced by the legendary producer DJ Camper.
Music Video
The music video, released in January 2013, was directed by Walid Azami. It is a black and white video featuring Braxton and a male love interest, artistically visualizing the highs and lows of love.
Grammy Recognition
The song received two nominations at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song and Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Live Performances
Tamar Braxton performed "Love and War" live at several venues and television programs, including The Wendy Williams Show and the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards.

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