"We Were Never Built To Last" as written by and Alexander P Kane Benjamin P Cooper....
You're on your own now, we're tired of lending hands
A new agenda, it cuts you from all our plans
So get in line boy, and keep that mouth of yours closed
Don't need opinions, just work them hands to bones

We stood in places, watched them tear us apart
cut us open, and ripped out all our parts
but we kept quiet, we let them have their way
We made our point by having nothing to say

We all broke up right on cue
We'll take you down with us too

Better jump ship, this bastard is sinking fast
nothing to save here
Our worth has all but passed,
the muddy waters are slippin in through the cracks
the ship, the ship, the ship is sinkin, the ship, the ship, the ship is sinkin

We sit on our hands and watched it all fall
No one blinks an eye (eye eye eye).
There's not much worth saving
just lots of buildings
and concrete colored skies

and you came and picked us up
you combed our hair, and made us look like people
and we learned to feed ourselves again
we built some homes and filled them full of clones
but we wont wait till you get back
we'll be gone long before you arrive
we were never built to last
but we'd like to tell ya
thanks for the good times, it was nice to have known ya
we'll all be just fine, and we'll try to write ya
we appreciate the lies, but were done believing you


Lyrics submitted by waldo013, edited by Walz

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    General CommentNo comments to this song yet? Why?! It's seriously great, bit sloppy ending.. but overall it's really good.
    Voltavonon March 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI had to post this, because the lyrics of this verse are so amazing, and they are wrong above. It should be:

    We sit on our hands and watch it all fall.
    No one blinks an eye (eye eye eye).
    There’s not much worth saving.
    Just lots of buildings and concrete colored skies.

    I don't know why this verse makes me smile so much, maybe I'm just insane, haha. Great song.
    ceglion May 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentElectric President is AMAZING!
    And I agree cegli--it's a great verse.
    upshegoeson May 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think the first verse is about the christian religion and the people who are agnostic possibly athiest and either they just dont believe in god or they believe that their can be no proof of his existence. and they're tired of waiting for god to return so they go crazy. and god and his disciples in heaven are just watching them go to war with each other. and god doesnt give any signs to them any warnings, he just quietly watches from above.

    and then the "ship is sinking" part is possibly about how its the Apocalypse is coming and the people are freaking out. theyre like "shit, what have we done, what can we do?" and the next verse is about how God just watches the world fall apart and hes not going to save anyone, no one believed in him. and the line "we concrete the blue skies". is my favourite line in the song. its about how god closes off the skies and all of the non-believers will be left behind.

    and the ending of the song. is about how god creates a new world Later. but then this world is exactly the same as our world. and they end up destroying that world as well.

    well that's my interpretation, at least
    the_riddler42on August 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentby the way. the verse isnt what cegli says:

    "We sit on our hands and watch it all fall.
    No one blinks an eye (eye eye eye).
    There’s not much worth saving.
    Just lots of buildings and concrete colored skies."

    it really is:

    "We sit on our hands and watched it all fall no one thinks that I I I I I
    theres not much worth saving
    just lots of buildings
    we concrete the blue skies"
    the_riddler42on August 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with cegli about the verse..
    also it should be 'don't need opinions, just work them hands to bones'
    and
    'our worth has all but passed...'
    either way, its still an awesome song :)
    ella_wiskion December 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with cegli too, we concrete the blue skies makes no sense, and no one blinks an eye makes much more sense in the context of the song.
    JenelleGloriaon January 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think its political sort of. Like we built this nation of mindless drones and teach our children to just shut up and let the authorities do what they want. So now we're headed to some kind of apocalyptic ending and there's not really any point in trying to rescue anything that's currently here. We might as well just toss it all out, because we don't believe the corporate or political lies any more (like, no one believes commercials or politicians) and that's most of what we seem to have founded ourselves on, when it was supposed to be so different. It sounds like he wants to scrap it all and start over.
    lookslikeion May 03, 2014   Link

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