"Quality or Quantity" as written by and Greg Graffin....
Offer me eternity, and I'll trade a cup of coffee and a time,
Looking for a handout on behalf of those who have so little time,

But who wants to live on just 70 cents a day?
Padding your pockets doesn't make this a better place,
'Cereal and water' is a feast for some you say,
Your price-tag on existence can't cover your double face,

Quality or quantity
Quality or quantity
Quality or quantity a choice you have to make,

Dipping in the icing, bringing home the largest turkey from the field,
Breaking all the piggy banks, scooping up the booty,
licking all the right holes, bolstering the payroll,

Why reduce life to a dollar amount per day?
And why let the world think this is the American way?
Your uneaten greens are a feast for some you say,
Survival and living are concepts you can't equate,

Quality or quantity
Quality or quantity
Quality or quantity don't tell me they're the same,
Quality or quantity
Quality or quantity
Quality or quantity a choice you have to make,


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"Quality or Quantity" as written by Greg Graffin

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    General CommentIt's about BR loathing America's double standard to charity. How people could give 70 cents to charity then try and progress their own lives from 80k to 100k to higher and higher, not giving a damn about the people that they give their mere pittance of a charity then just go on their merry way as they skip down the street, having everything to eat. They say they're such good people but then they eat a meal that could feed a family for days or weeks, and they fucking know it too. They just don't want to do shit about it!' your uneaten greens are a feast for some you say, Survival and living are concepts you can't equate.' They're all a bunch of selfish motherfuckers. Well fuck them, they're shitting over everyone. 'Quality or quantity don't tell me they're the same.' They're not the same. Give as much money as you possibly fucking can -those society motherfuckers that do that shit anyways because giving five fucking dollars and feeling warm and fuzzy inside when you have enough to give a hundred is a big shit of difference. Quality and quantity is different, giving the most shit of money you can is all that matters, otherwise your just fucking yourself. All those religious motherfuckers who say 'god' doesn't care how much you give, as long as you mean it in your heart when you do it, but if you don't mean then don't give it. That's bullshit! As an agnostic girl and soldier of the revolution, these bitches piss me off. You don't give at all even if your one of those prickbrains 'im the only dick babes can get' shitheads that think they're better than everyone else so they keep all their goddamn money for themselves, except can give more money than these bastards. Although they're still part of that elitist bitch society so they'll hold onto all their money as close to their dicks untill they have to orgasm. Lastly, I'd like to say again that it doesn't matter what you feel, it matters how much your able to give and if you give it. This song is talking about society and how they view charity as something to just put a little change in or just not that much money then call themselves righteous and let the rest of the world suffer while they're progressing their own lives. 'Why reduce life to a dollar amount per day? And let the world think this is the American way?'
    agnostic soldieron June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIs it me or does this song sound a lot like Best For You?
    thatsnotmyrealbdayon September 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHAHA! I'm so sorry agnostic soldier but you are very funny. I love how you take everything and use it as a weapon against religion. I don't think religion was once mentioned in the song except maybe for the "offer me eternity" thing. And I also apologize, but please don't be so angry about people who don't believe the same things as you. I am an agnostic but that has nothing to do with being a good person or giving charity. I personally do not give charity, I just never cared enough.

    Regardless, I think this has a bit more to do with quality is more important than quantity. "Padding your pockets doesn't make this a better place" basically states that having a lot is not what makes you good. "'Cereal and water' is a feast for some you say," speaks of having a lot of crap and calling it a feast. And as the song says, there is a difference between just survival and actually living.
    maxbenon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Survival and living are concepts you can't equate"


    I love it. :) modern humans evolving and gaining more+ consciousness


    grow to not be able to distinguish between this ;-)

    "get a life" Im on the right track to having a good life. I go out on saturday nights and
    socialize and bla bla bla... mmmm

    what are all other living organisms besides humans main goal?

    but no. this comparison refers to the needy/poverty via African skin and bone children... and the 100 grand a year hedonistic successfull
    american :)
    pinkfadeon February 19, 2009   Link

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