"Poor Cow" as written by and Peter/eriksson Moren....
When all is gone, and things go wrong
We don't need them anymore
The artifacts and all they lack
We don't need them anymore

I don't have the means, and so it seems
For now I can't participate
But I've waited long
Now the dollar's strong again
I still can't participate

When we don't consume it seems we are immune
To all of the thoughts they sell
You know as well as I, that's a lie

'Cause I want to spend, I want to spend
In a never-ending story, but it always ends
I want to spend, I want to spend
In a never-ending story, but it always ends

And when I die, the angels will try
To count all my belongings
To measure my worth, pure gold, solid dirt
To see if I'm worth keeping

But the house I rent and the car I drive
I'm sorry but they ain't mine
You know as well as I, that's no lie

'Cause I want to spend, I want to spend
In a never-ending story, but it always ends
I want to spend, I want to spend
In a never-ending story, but it always ends
And it always ends, and it always ends


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"Poor Cow" as written by Peter Moren John Eriksson

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    General CommentI always assumed that this was about how man is constanly stuck in a continuous circle of want and greed. Possibly they are even making an attack at Capitalism, such as the use of the phrase "the dollar is strong." I don't know, but America is kinda a symbol of Capitalism. However I should say that these thoughts came to me when I was stoned, so they may not be worth much.
    realpolitikon December 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song might be a summary of all the songs on the entire album "Writers Block". Most of these lyrics explain issues that are present in each song. And the song title might have somthing to do with the meaning as well.
    penguinTUXon December 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure this song has to do with consumerism and how people now-a-days want things they can't have and are just looking to spend money.
    "When we don't consume it seems we are immune
    To all of the thoughts they sell,
    You know as well as I, that's a lie..."
    clouds1on July 07, 2009   Link

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