When it finally collapsed all you heard was the radio static
And the fluttering sound of a bird that was trapped in the attic
But you couldn’t be sure that is wasn’t just all in your head
As you carefully swept all the broken glass out of your bed
When it finally collapsed all the actors were hotly contested
But the people they had to portray were a little depressing
So a grassroots initiative based on sharing and trust
Went into production to harness the power of dust

When it finally collapsed as it had been since way before when
The pedophiles did their rendition of ‘You’ve Got a Friend’
And everyone had to admit that it wasn’t half bad
But they still felt uneasy fearing they’d be dismissed as a fad
When it finally collapsed giant billboards made people aware
Of the idea that we are composed of just water and air
And a vandal had written that Jesus knows just how you feel
When you’re falling asleep, asleep at the wheel
When you’re falling asleep, asleep at the wheel
When you’re falling asleep, asleep at the wheel

I don’t wanna stay at your party
I don’t talk with your friends
I don’t wanna vote for your President
I just wanna be your tough boat captain
It’s the place I’d like to be
It’s the place I’d like to be
It’s the place I’d like to be
It’s the place I’d like to be



Lyrics submitted by mctaggey

Collapse song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentI saw Clem Snide play this a few months ago. Before starting the song, he was talking about the state of the world and the economy and all. Eef shouted something to the effect of "CLEM SNIDE WAS RIGHT!!!" and talked about a favorite blog that talked about the collapsing enconomy. Since then I've seen this as a song about the downfall of civilization. The world as we know it collapsing around us, and what happens next?
    chuckletson July 16, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain