"The Western World" as written by and Fletcher Dragge Byron Mcmackin....
We are the dregs
Of the western world
The steroid boys and video girls
We are the viral internet stars
And the anchor man
Can't stop crying

We are the dead with
The dreaded disease
The nuclear sons for you and me
Let's go all right all right let's go
What the fuck are you saying?

Now I don't wanna
Live here anymore
(Gonna watch it burn)
We are the best
And we'll fight to the death
'Till there's nothing left
Worth fighting for
In the western world

This is the end of evolution's rise
The feeding frenzy of the uncivilized
The paparazzi parasites
And the vultures can't stop feeding

This is the face of our vanity
The tabloid death of inhumanity
Let's go all right all right let's go
What the fuck are you saying?

Now I don't wanna
Live here anymore
(Gonna watch it burn)
We take the best
And we spit out the rest
And always leave them
Wanting more.
In the western world

We are the dregs
Of the western world
The steroid boys and video girls
We are the viral internet stars
And the anchor man
Can't stop lying

We are the dead with
The dreaded disease
The nuclear sons for you and me
Let's go all right all right let's go
What the fuck are you saying?

Now I don't wanna
Live here anymore
(Gonna watch it burn)
We are the best and
We'll fight to the death
'Till there's nothing left
Worth fighting for

Now I don't wanna
Live here anymore
(Gonna watch it burn)
We take the best and
We spit out the rest
And always leave them wanting more
In the western world
In the western world
In the western world


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"The Western World" as written by Fletcher Dragge Byron Mcmackin

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    General CommentIts a great song, it means that he lives somewhere sucky. Or America is sucky...
    Bush ruined everything...
    thewayitis2345on November 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a great new song from Pennywise !
    I think it mean that in America we live in an artificial world (steroid boys and video girls) and that we don't care for the good things. The singer says he doesn't want to live here anymore, because he wants to see it burn from the outside, instead of dying here. (Gonna watch it burn)
    QuebecGuy777on April 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude people shouldn't put lyrics up if they don't know how
    XXXp0t1eXXXon April 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat is a "triage?" It sounds like he's saying "drugs."
    Badge Manon May 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are way off on this site. Dictionary.com defines triages as: A process in which things are ranked in terms of importance or priority. It kinda goes with what the song is about, but the word should be Dregs, which are the least valuable part of society.

    The first verse is talking about a lot of what you see in america is vanity and tragedy. We idealize people who are beautiful and popular, and all you see on tv is who died today.

    The second verse is about how people are all rushing in to try and make a quick buck on the newest flavor of the month.
    tngbnhdon May 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is the guy being sick and tired of how the world lives now. No morals or any sense of dignity. Whether it's the biased (cough MSNBC cough) or unbiased news, and how they pretend everything is lovely, or the other media obsessing over famous peoples lives.
    epicmikenomoreon August 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTriage is when you prioritize a patient's symptoms to know which is the most critical to treat.
    SlinkinPunkon April 05, 2011   Link

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