Age is at your heels and I've stayed wise
Set free all the spiders and kill the flies
But I know a man with bee stings in his eyes
Though he knows he will be swallowed he still tries

Rise and fall

The better half of this world is in chains
With glossy magazines glued to their brains
While some are dying to control the reins
Most are happily unmoved and take no pains

Rise and fall

Five billion years just to stand

I once had a home, but who can tell
Now my small town belongs to Taco Bell
The beast is loose and now we're scared as hell
A fish's only defense is to swell

Rise and fall

What we believe, if all that we make,
Is siphoned away and devoured for our own sake
And when we're all dead and seep into the crust
The beings to come can make oil out of us

So say your prayers and I'll kiss you goodnight
I'll crack the door and leave the hallway light
I'll tell you that your future will be bright
'Cause now the cruelest lies all come in white

Rise and fall

Five billion years
Five billion years
Five billion years (x4)

Lyrics submitted by Hobbledehoy

Five Billion Years song meanings
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