"Built To Last" as written by and Armand/koller Majidi....
Invest time, invest life
Invest it all, reinvent yourself
Before you know it
Your essence is renewed with something fresh
Your will, your way
Will earn respect in your day
Let the glory sharpened knife
Carve the future of your life

let's not praise the past, just a fact
Built to last
Old school or the new
Doesn't mean a thing if your heart's not true
Greedy ones faded fast, we're here
Built to last
For the fun, not a fad
The love and the truth so powerful

work out the snags of the past
Work out the snags that won't last
Mistakes have finished my brothers
Mistakes will guide all the others
Your will, your way
Might shape a better day
Eradicate the stagnancy
Eradicate it like disease

let's not praise the past, just a fact
Built to last
Old school or the new
Doesn't mean shit if your heart ain't true
Greedy ones faded fast, we're here
Built to last
For the fun, not a fad
The love and the truth so powerful
The love and the truth so powerful

as we've seen around the world
We won't go away
Cause we'll always feel this way
We're here to stay
And our impact will be felt
We won't go away
If we feel it, if we feel it
We're here to stay
Built to last


Lyrics submitted by Ufoboy182, edited by Peter01

"Built to Last" as written by Craig Setari Armand Majidi

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    General Commentnice sick of it all cover - justice well done. basically a song about resistance
    punkchris55on February 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i hope Rise Against means it. the cover is even better than the original.
    tjtech12on June 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti like this more than the original haha
    millmill1022on March 12, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI see the resistance side to this, i almost think it's more of a rebellion - a revolt from being simply content with life. i think the song is more about doing what's right in your heart and living life for what you believe in...

    First lines speak to that I think... Talks about pouring yourself into something:
    Invest time, invest life
    invest it all, reinvent yourself
    before you know it
    your essence is renewed with something fresh

    The lines:
    Your will, your way
    might shape a better day
    eradicate the stagnancy
    eradicate it like disease

    Also mean to me to be better than just 'making' it through life. Erase the stagnancy that most people live by. Don't ever find yourself content - gotta keep getting better, make an 'impact', change the world.


    Lastly the lines in the chorus:
    old school or the new
    doesn't mean shit if your heart ain't true
    greedy ones faded fast, we're here
    Built to last

    Doesn't matter what you're doing if you're not 110% behind it, it's 'us' that will change things. This song is a great embodiement of what I believe 'punk' is all about. Don't expect the world to change, you've gotta do it yourself - follow your heart and grab life by the balls.
    ketruenoon July 19, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Clinton Bush Haitit Fund" Fucking unbelievable! Thins song is about people "out of step", those who want to change this fucking world! Even though generation after generation we are punished and chased we are built to last!
    hugohxc1984on August 08, 2010   Link

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