"Dinosaur" as written by Christopher Cain and Keith Murray....
This all has to end and I oughta know
But who could predict the force of the throw?
It helps to pretend to not care at all
The truth is that I could not want it more

Soon they will come and pass us by
A shift in tone and rise in tide
To learn to swim or learn to die
Are choices I have been left with

The bigger the break the harder the fall
The hits in this case are too close to call
The stress and the strain are starting to show
This all has to end and I oughta know

Soon they will come and pass us by
A shift in tone and rise in tide
To learn to swim or learn to die
To cast a stone or cast aside

Soon they will come and pass us by
A shift in tone and rise in tide
To learn to swim or learn to die
Are choices I have been left with

It's natural selection
It's natural selection
It's natural selection
Hey I suggest that we just stop


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"Dinosaurs" as written by Keith Murray Christopher Cain

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    General Commentam i the only one who finds this song amazing?!
    dungenon April 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNo you aren't! It's my one of favorites from this album.
    Spazzmatazzon May 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a fantastic song!
    lileenaon June 02, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningAnyone have any idea of the meaning of the lyrics?
    raphon April 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about Science bringing back Dinosaurs, and the experiment goes wrong, and now, Humans are at the bottom of the food chain and Dinosaurs are at the top. The scientists wanted to bring the Dinosaurs back because it'd be such an advancement, but it just didn't turn out to be harmless like they thought. "It's Natural Selection" refers to (in the simplest terms) the theory of Charles Darwin that evolution will take place by mutation of genes in order to make a species survive. Therefore, maybe Dinosaurs will overcome humans to be the surviving species and that's why the experiment should just stop? I don't know, maybe...
    H2S04xohnoon June 23, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationMy interpretation is that this is about the band and the music buisness in general. Could be wrong though :L
    captainpuncakeson May 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWe Are Scientists are big baseball fans so I think this song is about a baseball game. The baseball star is a thrower (pitcher) The guy who throws the balls. He is starting to become a terrible player "But who could predict the force of the throw?"

    He is thinking of changing a career. He is a good baseballer so he is a good sportsman also. He thinks he can transfer his athletic prowers to swimming "To learn to swim, or learn to die, Are choices I have been left with." But if he can't his family will not earn money so he will die - these are the two choices.

    "The stress and the strain are starting to show" - he is slowly becoming better at baseball but his fans think that he is pretending to be bigger/better than he was in the minor league, so they begin to rush the ground. But the modern day fencing is too high - they hit it with a log/shovel etc - the stress/strain of their force on the fence is starting to show.

    It's natural selection, - he is selected for the next baseball season cause he has talent i.e. he is a natural - it's NATURAL (him) selection.

    "so I suggest that we just stop." - he is warning people not to chase the dream of being a professional if they are not a natural. Also, stop drugs in baseball (maybe, not too sure about this one)

    My interpretation, if anyone has anything to add feel free.
    apeswangon May 26, 2009   Link

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