"Talkin' 'Bout the Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants to Live Forever)" as written by and Wayne/ivins Coyne....
Imagination, that's the way that it seems
Man can't only live in his dreams
Oh, it seems so hard.

If I'd lived a thousand times before
And if I'm gonna live anymore
Always brings me down

Everyone wants to live forever
Thinking that it'd be a lot better
Everyone wants to live for ever, whoa

The feeling in my head starts heading south
It seems it stops the fever from shootin' out of my mouth
Life gushing all around

Everyone wants to live forever
Thinking that it'd be a lot better
Everyone wants to live forever, whoa

Everyone wants to live forever
But no one ever gets it together
And, everyone wants to live forever
whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa


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"Talkin' 'Bout the Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone ...)" as written by Michael Ivins Jonathan Donahue

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    General CommentTo sum it up, "Everyone wants to live forever, thinking that it will be a lot better." But would it?
    kublipon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentExcellent song, one of the greatest bands around, pretty easy meaning as you said.
    DuTcHoVeNon May 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBut isn't more than that somewhat, somehow. He's hypothesizing the effects of one who lives forever and how someone would become so sick of life like it's a disease that becomes life and he relates it (as an acid-man like wayne would) to dry heaving. But forever, is immaculate and terrifyingly infinite, which means we all desire what cannot be comprehended or within our grasp...like the tree of knowledge that's forbidden or something to that effect maybe? Seeing as how forever is more than what a brain can comprehend, it would be more than anyone could handle. Yet we still want it, because being alive is something sacred. IF it it wasn't, then would it hold those same sacred qualities? that makes the flaming lips say "whoa"
    AlexanderKnollwoodon June 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIs this a fucking awsome band or what!?!?!
    What is it about these guys that captures love so indefinatly, probably acid, either way, Hit Me Like you Did The First Time
    loaferon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIs this a fucking awsome band or what!?!?!
    What is it about these guys that captures love so indefinatly, probably acid, either way, Hit Me Like you Did The First Time
    loaferon January 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbest title ever
    Schizimaon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe the title of this song strikes me as Bob Dylan-esqe.
    imjustabillon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Everyone wants to live forever thinking that it'd be a lot better" is pretty straight-forward. No one wants to die, and we'd all think it'd be better if we never did. Coyne also suggests that maybe we do live forever, and implies reincarnation (if I've lived a thousand times before) which is a typical acid-head ponder. He also says, however, that though he, like everyone else, fears death, he would fear living forever even more (as living forever is the recurring theme of the song). In other words, wouldn't you rather die after leading a single satisfying life rather than living through countless disasters and deaths? I know I would.
    sdine07on October 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIf I'd lived a thousand times before
    And if I'm going to live anymore

    im pretty sure its
    and if i'm going to live a million more
    doesnt that make more sense?
    piecebypieceon May 31, 2008   Link

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