"A Is For Action" as written by and Mark Snow....
A is for action
P is for paranoid
A is for anger
Out here in the void
C is for countdown
O is for over
LYPSE are for your lips smashed on mine when the world blows up

Hang hang hang on
Where do they go?
Save your souls now
Got to stay strong
Hang hang hang on
Hanging on hanging on
Til the old man bangs a gong

G is for greed
O is for order
V is for villains in the three-piece suits defining the borders
E is for empire
R is for revenue
N is for not for me but was
MENT was meant for you and me

Hang hang hang on
Where do they go?
Save your soul now
That's a place to start
Hang hang hang on
Hanging on hanging on
Til the old man bangs the gong

We don't care if we're all right
All we want to do is fight
Who cares if we're all right?
Who cares when we can just fight?

D is for disease
E is for entropy
A is for acceptance so drop your funeral weapons
T is for time [tick tock tick tock...] and you ain't got much left
H is for heaven or hell now let's hear it for
DEATH

Beggars, poets, hustlers
Wall Street, rich boy suckers
Why, friends, you know that no side's
better in the end
We're all gonna fry together

Hang hang hang on
Where should they go?
Save your souls now
That's a place to start
Hang hang hang on
Hanging on hanging on
Til the old man bangs

Hang hang hang on
Where do they go?
Save your souls now
That's a place to start
Hang hang hang on
Hanging on hanging on
Til the old man bangs a gong


Lyrics submitted by soXfarXtoXgo

"A Is for Action" as written by Joey Waronker Alex Ebert

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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    General CommentThis is an amazing song, more people should listen to them...Ima Robot rocks live.
    nebraskaisfakeon May 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThey do rock live, but also. Apocalypse is not spelled Apocolypse? Creative freedom, I presume...
    hanggelsieon May 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, it's very catchy
    heartcooksbrainon June 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOkay, it took my friend to point this out to me, so I'll show tell everyone here too incase they don't see it, lol.

    A is for action
    P is for paranoid, a is for anger
    Out here in the void
    C is for countdown
    O is for over
    LYPSE are for your lips smashed on mine when the world blows up

    Spells 'APOCOLYPSE'



    G is for greed
    O is for order
    V is for villains in the 3-piece suits defining the borders
    E is for empire
    R is for revenue
    N is for not for me but none was
    MENT was meant for you and me

    Spells "GOVERNMENT'


    D is for disease
    E is for entropy
    A is for acceptance so drop your futile weapons
    T is for time [tick tock tick tock...] and you ain't got much left
    H is for heaven or hell now let's hear it for
    DEATH

    And, "DEATH" obviously.

    I never saw that until I saw the lyrics for this song, haha. Anyways, great song.
    philosophofeeon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsame here philosophee. this song is just cool. my fave on their first album
    satan h8eron August 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA is for action
    P is for paranoid,
    A is for anger, out here in the void
    C is for countdown
    O is for over
    LYPSE are for your lips smashed on mine when the world blows up

    I know ima Robot can spell.
    Latencyon February 12, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about the affects of war. It explains that war isnt the solution and nothing good comes out of war. You could also interperate that it's the governments fault that war continues on. Also, the government has the power to put an end to war that would result in a less lives lost.
    alyssamelotikon November 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe correct spelling is "apocalypse" so no matter how you capitalize words in the song, they don't spell it correctly. It was just a mistake they made writing it.
    magsimuson July 10, 2012   Link

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