I will witness it collapse
So it does, just thanks to us
Our many words, not done just heard
We leave this world

I feel so ashamed that we`re to blame
Obvious lie as we all die; once bitten, twice shy

What will make you understand?
Holding death in your hand?

You`ve got a sign in your fucking forehead; slow down or be dead!
But hey, leave it our kids, let`s sleep instead

And when you`ve come to realize it`s way too late
God dammit you HAVE realized and it`s way too late

Once bitten, twice shy?
Then how come we all die?

Await the better days, don`t pull your weight
I`ll laugh when you admit defeat
I feel the taste, we`re laid to waste
Will you stand the heat?

No one`s perfect, no one`s even bloody close
My brain`s my body`s defect, programmed to lose

And when you`ve come to realize it`s way too late
God dammit you HAVE realized and it`s way too late!

Await the better days, don`t pull your weight
I`ll laugh when you admit defeat
I feel the taste, we`re laid to waste
Will you stand the heat?

Once bitten, twice shy?

What will make you understand?
Holding death in your hand?

Await the better days, don`t pull your weight
I`ll laugh when you admit defeat
I feel the taste, we`re laid to waste
Will you stand the heat?



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Once Bitten, Twice Shy song meanings
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    General CommentIt's a long shot, but I think this is about global warming - about the apathy of the older generation, and our willingness to destroy for a little luxury.

    A few hints:
    "What will make you understand?
    Holding death in your hand?"
    (At what point do we stop? Only when it's too late?)

    "And when you`ve come to realize it`s way too late
    God dammit you HAVE realized and it`s way too late"
    (self-explanatory)

    "Await the better days, don't pull your weight"
    (Just pretend it's not there, leave it to the younger generations)

    "Once bitten, twice shy,
    Then how come we all die?"
    (as the saying goes, we have seen the destruction for ourselves, and should be more careful now; however, for whatever reason, this is not the case).


    Like I said, a long shot, and I probably sound like Al Gore here, but it makes sense.
    Arkyopterixon July 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought about the exact same thing when I read the lyrics,
    global warming, or overall carelessness for the world
    Brokenggon May 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the two above me, definitely about the devastation of Earth's resources.
    "But hey, leave it our kids, let`s sleep instead"
    if that doesn't prove the meaning I don't know what does
    therealbobon February 21, 2010   Link

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