"The Sea Change" as written by and Stephan Gale Paridjanian Oliver Howard Knights....
Six billion backs against the wall,
now do we walk or run?
This puzzle's falling into place,
once more around the sun.
Remember when you were a kid,
those days were all so long.
But if we don't do this,
somebody else will.

Three billion backs against the wall,
a prayer for everyone.
We saw the changing at the sea,
but not a thing was done.
Remember when you could rely,
those days are all but gone.
And if we don't do this,
somebody else will.
If we don't do this,
somebody else will,
somebody else will.

One billion backs against the wall,
At lease our feet were dry.
I was an island to myself,
this storm would pass me by.
Remembering the things I did,
I knew I would survive.
But if we don't do this,
somebody else will.
If we don't do this,
somebody else will,
somebody else will.

One million backs against the wall,
now do we walk or run?
One thousand backs against the wall,
now do we walk or run?
One hundred backs against the wall,
now do we walk or run?
It's just your back against the wall,
now do we walk or run?
Remember when you were a kid,
those days are all but gone.
But if we don't do this,
nobody else will.
If we don't do this,
nobody else will,
nobody else will.


Lyrics submitted by yoichi23

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    My InterpretationI believe this song is about the world dying due to people ignoring their responsibilities to protect it.

    The population drops throughout the song, from 6 billion down to 1. This is implies that people are dying because the world is changing - possibly due to climate change.

    The "Back against the wall" lyric implies that the people are cornered, and that they can no longer run, they have to face the changes that are upon them.

    "If we don't do this, somebody else will" lyric changes to "If we don't do this, nobody else will". This shows that in the beginning the human race were happy to leave it to other people, future people, to resolve the problems...however the lyric then changes to reflect a moment of realisation.
    thelastlyricon July 07, 2010   Link

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