"Land of Competition" as written by and Greg Graffin....
Hey, see there's a girl who's afraid of the world so she stays at home
Also a boy who seems so lost in his joy she's all alone
The camera's on them, they're in the land of competition
Southern California air feeds them
And they know they're the best because of the way they are dressed
You can bet you are not welcome in their home

Hey, see there's a girl who sits and watches the world from their blue screen
Also a boy who truly wants to destroy his hometown scene
They both want to travel to the land of competition
Southern California will destroy them
And they won't be the best, they'll be the posers who dress
Like the plastic idiots who they copy

Tell me, what do you need to make you happy? Indeed, is it out of your reach?
Beware of number one, see all the damage it has done, there are so few of them
You won't find too many in the land of competition
Southern California doesn't breed them
If you just want the best, turn to yourself for the rest
And forget about the ones who "have it all"


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"Land of Competition" as written by Greg Graffin

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    General CommentFirst of all dont be mislead; the best punk came from so. cal. (in my opinion)

    This song is about the people who overpopulate southern Cal. The ones who spend money they dont have, the ones who dress in clothes they cannot afford, the ones who think they are some fucking celebrity who everyone is watching.. Competing with the rest of the ants on the hill. Sucked in to the life of 'look at me'.

    I live in the heart of it all and am sickened at what's important to some people. And whats not.

    This song is AMAZING
    gainstthegrain87on September 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think he's talking about the overabundance of wealth and materials that seem to plague Southern California and how mercilessly people are competing with each other to attain it. This song was obviously written in response to the glorification of being rich and having everything that seems to infected the society over there. Thats my interpretation at least.
    wrinkledPholeon April 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is that how every thinks Southern Cali is the best place in the world but really it's not. It's all a lie. And you have to compete to live.
    Woofsison May 20, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThe first verse is about how people who are original and not influenced by others are part of the best bands, etc. The second is about how copycats will fail. In short, being a top superstar doesn't mean being the best.
    robertretro86on April 25, 2010   Link

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