"Brave New Century" as written by Brett Anderson and Bernard Joseph Butler....
The pages burn, the babies scream
And lovers text in Japanese

The more you give, the more they need
The more you live, the less you see

Religion breeds
(Religion breeds)
Like a disease
(Like a disease)
More people spit on refugees
(can't get in with immigration)

The more you live, the less you see
The more you give, the more they need
In this brave new century

So mother where do I belong?
And mother what should I believe?
Just look what's happened to your son
In this brave new
In this brave new century

We sit and choke
(We sit and choke)
On magazines
(On magazines)
And worship shit celebrities
(No more mental masturbation)

The more you give, the more they need
The more you live, the less you see
In this brave new century

Century
Century
Century
Century
Century
Century
Century


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"Brave New Century" as written by Brett Anderson Bernard Joseph Butler

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    General CommentVery simply this song is about how messed-up western society is at the moment, how people go around with no meaning to their lives other than trying to soak up the dubious glamour of the celebrity circuit.

    The title references 'Brave New World' by Aldous Huxley, which predicted such a society many decades ago.
    Ad_Nauseamon July 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlso, note the lines about religion breeding like a disease and people spitting on refugees, a general them throughout the album.
    tommygon January 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSorry... but it doesn't sound like "Lives exposed in publications?". I don't know what he's saying.
    Eatcarpeton April 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just listened to this song and I'm fairly certain the line in question is "No more mental masturbation." Anyhow, I truly love both Brett and Bernard, but does anyone else think this album was really over-produced? Bernard's excellent guitar playing is buried beneath grandiose strings and loud drums (completely unnecessary). "Dog Man Star" remains their masterpiece.
    DeathRockBoyon July 17, 2007   Link

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