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Man is Born,
Man Lives,
Man Dies...
And it's all Vanity.

And that's about the way it is in the marry-go-round

You get on...
You go around...
Standing in the saddle...

Man is Born,
Man Lives,
Man Dies...
And it's all vanity.

He tries thrills.

He said I gave myself to enjoy pleasure.

What are teenagers doing today?

They're trying every thrill there is in the books.

We got color TV,
But it still isn't satisfying.

Man is Born,
Man Lives,
Man Dies....
And it's all vanity.

You can't understand it,
It's going so loud,
And so-forth and they're wiggling and wobbling around
And everything else,
And-and yet they're not satisfied
And these disc jockies,
They hear the tune and it's different!

Man is Born,
Man Lives,
Man Dies....

And it's all Vanity.

You can't understand it,
It's going so loud,
And so-forth and they're wiggling and wobbling around
And everything else,
And-and yet they're not satisfied
And these disc jockies,
They hear the tune and it's different!
Hears the tune and it's different!

Man is Born,
Man Lives,
Man Dies...
And it's all Vanity.


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  • +2
    General CommentWarren Wiersbe is the pastor sampled for this song.
    daveleauon August 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'd like to add my own interpretation, which is calling attention to (and making fun of) the 'older generations' fear of youth, and their culture.

    This concept is one thing that made the Beatles so popular in 1963.. that is, kids are always looking for ways to rebel against their parents' generation. If everyone listened to their parents back then the Beatles never would have made it - and we'd all still be listening to Paul Anka.

    To me, the laid-back bassline and playful lead - along with the organ totally make the point that this guy making the speech is an idiot. I also like the fact that he has a southern accent.. adds another layer of spite to this statement against uber-conservative values ;-)
    riverkarmaon March 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmmm. What is the dialogue from ?
    HWOntoFireon November 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmmm. What is the dialogue from ?
    HWOntoFireon November 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt has to be a reference to the book of Ecclesisates from the Bible. Ecc 2:1 "I said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself." But behold, this also was vanity." (English Standard Version) It also fits with the theme of the book. As far as what he's saying about it I'm unsure.
    shuffleboardfanon December 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBut like, it has to be an old recording of someone saying it. Who/from where?
    HWOntoFireon January 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have no idea where the dialogue is from...but this song is so cool.
    freddy2fanon October 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcool idea to cover a speech, i dont know who it is but its probably from around the early 60s
    thegooodnesson January 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHere's a link to his sermons so you can hear his voice.

    discipleshiplibrary.com/…
    daveleauon August 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere are ton's of his writen and audio recordings; I've searched and searched and can't find the exact sermon/ reading from which Cake sampled it? Anyone know?
    dirtyparkson January 06, 2012   Link

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