"How Much Is Enough?" as written by and Brett Gurewitz....
Tell me, can the hateful chain be broken?
Production and consumption define our hollow lives
Avarice has led us 'cross the ocean
Toward a land that's better, much more bountiful and wide

So when will mankind finally come to realize
His surfeit has become his demise?
How much is enough to kill yourself?
That quantity is known today
As we blow ourselves away

Tell me, is there anything so sure?
Rapacity, tenacity, capacity for more
Like a dog that feeds until he suffers
The infirmity of man is brought on by his selfish cure


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"How Much Is Enough?" as written by Brett Gurewitz

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    General CommentIf you look up some of the words then I believe it is pretty straight forward. "When will mankind finally come to realize
    His surfeit has become his demise?" the line is saying that humans are are striving too much for more. It is saying that we, as humans, will advance ourselves to the point of our distruction. "Avarice has led us 'cross the ocean,
    Toward a land that's better, much more bountiful and wide." this is directed towards america as a whole. In Europes search for more, they crossed the ocean and discovered America. "Like a dog that feeds until he suffers" we are this dog. We will "feed" ourselves to we suffer, we will advance and advance and advance and in the end, we will end up suffering, or even dead. That i my view point.
    Anxietyon April 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentagreed anxiety, bears similarities to "Progress"; as a society we keep trying for bigger and better, more advanced, as if that is the answer or our purpose. Consumerism and material greed create false senses of well-being or purpose, when they only shield absurdity or shallowness. We destroy ourselves with our lust for wealth and power, esp. over nature
    floating_eyeon March 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think both of these comments sum it up

    society is consumed by consumption and material product
    and society will feed of that until theres nothing left
    and the rich greedy capitalists will continue to reap the benifits of this system

    our suffer=there profit
    punkchris88on September 11, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaningits basically all about greed, how greed has propelled us forward and how it will also be our end
    mlg1006347on November 02, 2015   Link

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