"Life Won't Wait" as written by Mark Anthony Myrie, Timothy Mark Armstrong, Lars Frederiksen and Victor Ruggiero....
Jesus and his ? wage a final war
Religious self-prestigious keep the quest for the holy grail
The eye atop the pyramid is open and awake
The Pagans hold the rituals and the fire won't begin to say:

[Chorus]
Division is the new world order.
Division is the new world order.
Division is the new world order.
Come along and tell your sister and your brother.

The force of war, dynamite blast
Rides on the weak and the poor
Don't want to see my brother in pain when the man fights big man's wars
Don't know nothing 'bout no red, white and blue

Little men, big ?
Too many win, nobody lose
? choose

[Chorus]

The conscience of the public can not be put to sleep
The conglomerate of the nations has no bounds in which they seek
Was it the Mob tellin' the CIA to install/restore this state of fear
How many of us wish we were up to Kennedy's ear?
Say

[Chorus]

See them try to rule the world
We don't know why
Why they want to rule the world
Cuya ?

Only white men and black men's ? the white power ?
The guns of mass destruction, them fighting about
Buying the world is only so much money
Here they come ? in the knees

World wide hunger ? one fear
Well gangster treaties who keep us in fear
How much more cannot people deal?
Need no more division

Need no more pride and I, I will keep on fighting to keep what's mine
We the people speaking our mind
And once more, would you say it for me now?

Dynamite blast of the force of war
Government rides on the weak and poor
Don't want to see my brother in pain no more
When the little man fights all the big man's war

? victimize
Mental slavery with the clever disguise
Our prides on our people must rise
Decide your fate

Life won't wait!
Life won't wait!
Oh, life won't wait!

[Chorus: x2]


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"Life Won't Wait" as written by Mark Anthony Myrie Lars Frederiksen

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    General Commentyou forgot to mention that BUJU BANTON is on this track.....
    Soukinion May 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyou forgot to mention that BUJU BANTON is on this track.....
    Soukinion May 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyou forgot to mention that BUJU BANTON is on this track.....
    Soukinion May 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentVic Ruggiero of The Slackers co-wrote this song as he did several others on the album.
    BlackLungFeveron December 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Buju Banton is great, and this is great ska.

    This is what I hear after SEVERAL continuous repeated listens...

    Jesus standin' on desciples wage a final war
    Religions and procedures keep the quest for the holy grail
    The eye atop the pyramid is open and awake
    The pagans hold the rituals and the choir won't begin to sing...

    The vision is a new world order
    The vision is a new world order
    The vision is a new world order
    Come along and tell your sister and your brother!

    All that I know is the force of war with the dynamite blast
    rides on the weak and the poor
    Don't wanna see my brother in any more pain
    when the little man fights all the big man's wars
    Dont know nothin' 'bout no red white and blue
    Little man makes the bigger man dough
    Too many win , nobody lose
    It all comes down to whatever they choose

    The vision is a new world order
    The vision is a new world order
    The vision is a new world order
    Come along and tell your sister and your brother!

    The conscience of the public cannot be put to sleep
    The condoning of the nations have no bounds in which they seek
    Was it the mob tellin' the CIA to install this state of fear
    How many of us wish that we were at Jeff Kennedy's hearing say...

    The vision is a new world order
    The vision is a new world order
    The vision is a new world order
    Come along and tell your sister and your brother!

    See them tryin' to rule the world
    We don't know why
    Why they want to rule the world
    cuya cuya!

    Hoping wise men have dawned on some other one
    Who weapons of mass destruction, them finding 'em out
    My world is only so much bondage
    Here they come in regard of these knees

    World wide hunger every town the one fear
    Well gangster treaties who keep us in fear
    How much more can our people bare?
    Need no more division

    Need no more violence on none,
    I will keep on fighting to keep what's mine
    We the people speaking our mind
    And once more, would you say it for me now?

    Dynamite blast with the force of war
    Government rides on the weak and poor
    Don't want to see my brother in pain no more
    When the little man fights all the big man's wars

    One's times these days bring 'da mizer
    Ends all slavery with the clever disguise
    Uprise and our people must rise
    Decide your fate, our life won't wait!

    Life won't wait! No, life won't wait!...

    The vision is a new world order (life won't wait)
    The vision is a new world order (life won't wait)
    The vision is a new world order (decide your fate)
    Come along and tell your sister and your brother!

    The vision is a new world order
    The vision is a new world order
    The vision is a new world order
    The vision is a new world order
    The vision is a new world order
    The vision is a new world order
    The vision is a new world order
    Come along and tell your sister and your brother! (oh yeah)
    sacrifice_for_life1on March 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh yeah, one more thing - I think this song is about the world turning to a new direction with people being peaceful to eachother, spreading the word ('tell your sister and your brother'), and that life isn't going to wait for us to change ourselves for the better. We have to do that.
    sacrifice_for_life1on March 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is excellent ska, maybe the best song off the album. i think "division is a new world order" means that america is bad because of discrimination and division of people into classes etc.
    the King of shiton April 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about the Illuminati
    DungareesJimon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I was gonna say... I always though it was 'division' not 'the vision'. It fits in better with the all the verses. Good song. Rancid should get back to doing more ska.
    skacore_dudeon August 24, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"It is about the Illuminati"

    How did nobody else say that?
    It's obvious.
    And It actually makes a lot more sense as "The Vision".
    Also, the line "? knees" sounds a lot more like "Here they come, Illuminati Business".
    rebdomieon April 13, 2008   Link

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