Listen to Car Seat Headrest's Official Version of "War Is Coming (If You Want It)"

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Listen to Car Seat Headrest's Official Version of "War Is Coming (If You Want It)"

Car Seat Headrest’s new song is here in earnest, and it’s a doozy. The official version of “War Is Coming (If You Want It)” premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show today, and is now available across streaming services. Describing the song in a statement, frontman Will Toledo simply says, “This is a song about not murdering people,” a sentiment we would all do well to get behind.

Car Seat released an alternate version of the track earlier this month, making “War Is Coming (If You Want It) [March Mix]” available for one day only during Bandcamp's fundraiser for the Transgender Law Center. That mix can no longer be heard (unless you bought it) or purchased anywhere, but proceeds for the official version of the song will continue to go towards the TLC.

Stream or purchase “War Is Coming (If You Want It)” here, and see the single art and lyrics below. Beneath those, you’ll find the band’s tour dates. Let’s all collectively cross our fingers and hope for a new Car Seat album soon. We could use something nice in these dark times.

“War is Coming (If You Want It)” Single Art:

Car Seat War is Coming Single Art.jpg

“War is Coming (If You Want It)” Lyrics:

Last night I dreamed that you’d murdered some kids
Gone up towards the border where the freaks live
I couldn’t tolerate it, yet somehow I did
If it had been on TV I would’ve changed the channel
And afterwards I lay awake for quite some time
And thought about opinions I’d kept
At 5 in the morning I couldn’t tolerate it
How many had died while I slept?

Now is the time to cast Darwin aside
Stop spinning lines that justify the lure of suicide
And reach out your hands
And save someone’s life
Because war is coming
If you want it

She’s keeping quiet in a season of crime
Walking away as if nothing had changed
From that awful display
People are are strange
If they keep on laughing
Nothing will change

Now is the time to cast the screenplay aside
And try to create some space between the lines
To lift up your voice
And change someone’s mind
Because war is coming
If you want it

Car Seat Headrest Tour Dates:

15 – Sestri Levante, Italy @ Mojotic Festival
17 – Parades de Coura, Portugal @ Parads de Coura
17 – St Malo, France @ La Route du Rock
19 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop
20 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands
21 – Dortmund, Germany @ FZW
22 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
24 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Zurich Open Air
25 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Congés Annulés @ Rotundes
26 – Berlin, Germany @ Pure & Crafted
27 – Paris, France @ Rock en Seine
29 – London, U.K. @ The Forum
30 – Manchester, U.K. @ The Ritz
31 – Leeds, U.K. @ Leeds Uni

01 – Thornhill, U.K. @ Electric Fields Festival
02 – Dorset, U.K. @ End of the Road Festival
03 – Dublin, Ireland @ Electric Picnic

07 – Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits
08 – Houston, Texas @ House Of Blues
09 – Dallas, Texas @ House Of Blues
11 – San Antonio, Texas @ Aztec Theatre
14 – Austin, Texas @ Austin City Limits