"The World Won't Stop" as written by and Greg Graffin....
You've got to quit your little charade
And join the freak parade
Now that your road has been paved
From conception to your grave
There are enormous things to do
Others' practices to eschew
To be better than you is impossible to do
But the world won't stop without you!

Your achievements are unsurpassed
You are highly-ordered mass
But you can bet your ass
Your free energy will dissipate
Two billion years thus far
Now mister here you are
An element in a sea of enthalpic organic compounds

You're only as elegant as your actions let you be
A piece of chaos related phylogenetically
To every living organ system they're siblings don't you see
The earth rotates and will revolve without you constantly


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"The World Won't Stop" as written by Greg Graffin

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    General CommentThis song is letting people know how insignificant they are in comparison to the really big picture...if the whole human race was wiped out, the earth would still continue on without pausing. If someone just dies, people may grieve, but society in general will continue on unaffected.
    Madcappunkon March 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti agree
    mywrldsinsanityon January 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnother thing to remind us how insignificant we are, oh joy.
    DJgifon May 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about how we are not as special as we think we are. Do something worth doing, don't just accept what is around us and pretend we are somewhat exceptional. Make a difference cause the world goes on with or without you.
    jasonnov118on April 19, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think this song, as previously mentioned, does comment on how insignificant the individual is. However I do think, in the bridge especially, addresses religion in saying that there is no heaven and hell, and once you're dead, time will continue to progress.
    num8er7on February 06, 2014   Link

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