"Living Is a Problem Because Everything Dies" as written by and Simon Alexander Neil....
Come on baby do you think it's good to feel
Like I'm lying here swimming in memories
I fear God because everything dies babe
Got a gun in the back of my car
A spasm of good sense is making my eye twitch
I've had enough of all your consolation

I'm drowning caught in a shit tide
Tape my face to the inside of love
Nothing to eat but fears in the back seat
Well I've met God and he had nothing to say to me

I pray to God that you're right before my eyes
Bathed in white light with halos in your eyes

Don't wanna waste no more time
Time's what we don't have
Everywhere I look someone dies
Wonder when it's my turn

How well do you know me?
Leave an open door, what you looking for
Babe when you come down?
I built a time machine to escape from
All the pain in the back of my car
Living's a problem because everything dies babe
Save yourself you're not too far away

I pray to God that you're right before my eyes
Bathed in white light with halos in your eyes

Don't wanna waste no more time
Time's what we don't have
Everywhere I look someone dies
Wonder when it's my turn


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"Living Is a Problem Because Everything Dies" as written by Simon Alexander Neil

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    General Commentthis song is emence, cant wait for the album now! iv preordered it, but i hope it leaks just so i can listen to it a bit earlier!
    indieTon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is now my favourite Biffy Song! Its so epic, I love it =)
    Franco182on April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe Video is pretty awesome too!
    Franco182on April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, but I can't help feeling some of the lyrics are just...weak, and nowhere near as poetic as his older stuff..

    For Example:

    "wonder when it's my turn."

    It's just seems tacky to me...

    However, this stanza:

    "I pray to God,
    that you're right before my eyes,
    bathed in White light,
    with Halos in your eyes."

    Is up there with All the Way Down and Toys, Toys, Toys as some of his best lyrics.

    it's obviously about the death of his mother aswell, just to give my 2 cents on the songs meaning.
    Rodderson May 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentooooooh yeah
    askachanon May 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Weather you'r poor or weather your rich, everyone knows paybacks a bitch.."
    overwhlemedon May 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Simon Neil's mum, who died shortly before the band went into the studio to write the new album..
    "I pray to God,
    that you're right before my eyes,
    bathed in White light,
    with Halos in your eyes.", is in reference to her..

    It's also about losing your faith in God ("I met God and he had nothing to say to me") after losing a loved one in such a manner.

    The voices of the choir send a chill down my spine when i listen to it, and when you know what the words are about they suddenly seem alot less tacky... awesome song..
    I now want this played at my funeral when i die lol =)
    juno1408on June 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti want placebos cover of Running Up That Hill for my funeral.

    Anyway, i love this song, the intro on the album is immense, since on the radio they start with the choir. One of my faves off of puzzle i reckon, along with Machines... he really has written some beautiful words using his mother as inspiration.
    ticklemeellenon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsorry i think most of u have got the wrong meaning. It's about not wanting to waste your life, but about having no idea where to turn and suddenly being aware of your own mortality. it not particularly relating too his mum. btw AMAZING song. its soo relating to how i'm feeling right now. brilliant
    Jack63815on July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat an incredible song. Cant believe there's only 9 replies. Its about his mum and all that I guess, but also the fraility and false pretenses that religion can endure.
    SmallCloneon July 11, 2007   Link

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