We're dead soon if I don't save you.
An asteroid's coming to wipe out the species and, Who's with me? We'll die trying,
Do anything to save our families.
My wife says, "Please, don't go. We need you at home.
You know how the kids get."

So, Gentlemen,
Say goodbye to your families first.
We've got one last shot before a meteor crushes the earth.
If we arrive at the ice age first we sing,
"Tell my mother I'm never coming home."

Circumvent the problem with charts and graphs on the nature of impact.
Life and death are just words when
Our hearts are set on being victorious.
Let's move men, we've got a plan and miles to go before the sun sets.

We stand so tall.
We live above this world.
We are so fucking invincible.

So line up and prepare your tails, men.
On my word, swing in unison because here it is.

We're oh so easily amused by everything we though we know
But oh, my God it's too late.
We're blow away.
We were giants up until today.

Lyrics submitted by drza2000

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    General CommentMy favorite song on the album by far,
    i'm pretty sure this song is about the movie armaggedon aha,
    or its about biting off more than you can chew.
    Airflare22on February 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI kinda think the chorus is also about the band.
    "Say goodbye to your families first." reminds me of the band when they set out to tour. they would want to say bye to the people who raised them from the beginning. i know i would.

    "tell my mother I'm never coming home." could mean once the band found where they are, they'll hardly return to their normal lives.
    kvnbrn11on March 30, 2012   Link

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