we all need to feel secure
we're so middle class
But i'm still waiting for next week's chemical blast

don't go feeling insecure, no feeling sad
with an M-16 you'll feel the surge of your american past
but are you afraid?
you always said the world would never last
and lola i'm not afraid
if you star-wipe all your past away
and the sun burns one more day

lola, lola, will the world end me and you
lola, lola, no we're never gonna make it through

can you take me back to that place where stars glow
comets swarm like fireflies outside your window

but are you afraid?
you always said this world would never last
and lola i'm not afraid
if you star-wipe all your past away
and the sun comes one more day

lola, lola, will the world end me and you
lola, lola, no we're never never make it through
lola lola lola lola ooooooooooohhhh


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    General Commentheavens my butt. the beauty of song lyrics or any form of lyrical speech is the openess of interpretation- the element of ambiguity. if the stills really wanted their song to solely represent ultra-liberal views on post 911 America, they would become political enthusiasts through their songs. but their songs are not all about the state of a nation nor do all of their songs carry across political innuendo's. i agree that this song emphasizes the imperialistic greeds of the America nation- if you watch the video for this song, you'll see all the band members walking around in NYC with digitalized (animations) of explosions all over -- think, just like 911. the m16, "chemical blast", the stars... all point to America's pro-war antics & how it relates to the America ideology of freedome and peace. yet, at the same time, i could see how the lyrics can be about a failing/failed relationship. like, who could Lola be? can chemical blast also be a biologically-related emotion and feeling in us? "you always said the world would never last" <-- couldn't that also mean the world which a couple in a relationship make, not last? it's definitely good to piece together the obvious evidence/facts, but on a literary level, it could always mean to much more. no one should ever take away one's curiousity to look deeper, to contemplate on all the possibilities.
    lz2108on December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is awesome. i think this guy is talking about how everyone's trying to get on their lives in a normal pace (middle-class) and he's just waiting for the world to end. but hey i'm not good at analyzing anything. this song is awesome.
    pinkcookieon May 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it's about this guy that just has to go on with life, through all the crap that happens daily. 'Are you afraid, you always said the world would never last' Possibly meaning that with the way this world keeps going on like the way it is, it's not goint to last much longer.

    I really like the whole "With an M-16 you'll feel the surge of your American past" Kinda makes you think...
    Tang Meon October 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with both of those interpretations, but of course part of it deals with insecurity in a relationship
    candiceon December 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWake up and smell the supersize Big Mac and Fries, The Yanks are being mocked. If this song is about relationships or insecurity, then I’m the King of Denmark.

    This song is about post 911 imperialistic America and its hypocritical and laughable behaviour. The song is being ironic, knowing it will be lost on the yanks. Ironic really.

    “with an M-16 you'll feel the surge of your American past” Ring any historic reliance on any military bells?

    “if you star-wipe all your past away” Uncle Sams Selective Memory

    “But I’m still waiting for next week's chemical blast” WMD….. still waiting

    “lola, lola, will the world end me and you” Bigotry dressed as patriotism.

    Can the rest of the inhabited planet all be wrong?

    About relationships…. Heavens, its worse than we could ever have imagined.
    lloydcoleon December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Beaten Generation, The Beaten Generation
    Reared on a diet of prejudice and misinformation
    Open your Eyes, Open your imagination
    lloydcoleon December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe new, not nearly as popular or catchy, "American Woman"? Ah, gotta love some Canadian bashing at their biggest ally... but i like the song, good points.
    SimpleKindOfBoyon January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut yeah, lz2108 is correct, it's not THAT direct a statement.
    SimpleKindOfBoyon January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif u like this band, listen to other bands from arts and crafts group. such as :
    Broken social scene, stars , fiest
    kasra333on January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits not okay being stupid.
    xlEnton April 22, 2005   Link

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