It's been years since I sold my soul.
What a life: no advice and no guidance.
Worked through the weekend at my bullshit job
with the pumps and the mops and the tire irons.

Now us slaves break bread and go to work.
And these pigs will tread on our backs.
Every bastard to pass through the grinder
can just laugh at the mania of his own nerves.

I had to go to class but just drove on through
the rain and fog up Route Six past the mall.
Drank through paychecks, they don't last so long.
But Monday we're on. Please, Monday, come.

Now us slaves break bread and go to work.
And these pigs will tread on our backs.
Every bastard to pass through the grinder
can just laugh at the mania of his own nerves.

And embossed in the gold top hald of his nickel-plated watch:
"Let's die while we're young." While we're still young.

While us slaves break bread and go to work,
where sick pigs will shit down our backs.
Every bastard to pass through the grinder
our resolve is a reminder we are guts and bone.
And attached to three ring binder,
reminders of our old pact:


let's die while we're young.
let's die while we're young.
let's die while we're young.
But now we're too old for that.


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    General CommentParts like the first verse seem rather obvious, it's the world from the view of your avarage person with the "bullshit job". The pigs with the golden watches are probably a representation of the 'rich and corrupt' people. The hardest part is probably the main theme, "Let's die while we're young". I reckon there are 3 possibilities for what AWS is trying to say from here:

    A) It's better to die young then to grow up and get a bullshit live (with a bullshit job)
    B) They mean "die" more or less as in "party"; it's best to get wasted and have fun while you're young, because when you grow up you'll be locked up in that bullshit live.
    C) "Die" is directed at the educational part of life. As in: "You die while you're young" because you get educated to be a mindless drone (with a bullshit life/job).

    I realize AWS can make some pretty sarcastic/sad themed songs (like a lot of punk[like] artists), but I still reckon option A is the least likely. Both B and C seem equally logical to me.
    Mozaredon March 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust going to elaborate:
    It's basically saying life is shit, then you die. So it's better to have fun while you're young and die early than to live a long miserable 9-5 dead end life.

    However, the very last line "but now we're too old for that" dictates the change in mindstate as you get older. It's always the kids that wanna live fast and die young, but eventually you grow up and get real.
    MZAon March 09, 2009   Link

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