"Failed States" as written by and David Guillas Todd Kowalski....
29 years in human history:
The total duration of time without war.
What the fuck am I acting so surprised for?
'Cause if I had a dime
For every single idiotic time
I felt like strangling some goof on the street,
I could afford a business class seat
On fucking Soyuz 13.
Straight sandwiched between
Tom Hanks and Lance Bass.
Already fighting, nowhere near space.

Each of us a failed state in stark relief
Against the backdrop of the perfect worlds we seek.
Perfect world. Fantasy.

Lyrics submitted by insane81, edited by MoastMcTarland

"Failed States" as written by David Barry Guillas Christopher John Hannah


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    Song MeaningObviously, humans want to kill each other, so we're always fighting wars. The problem is, we don't learn because we keep telling ourselves we're doing it for the right reasons all the while failing to realize that if we followed morals that were positive (DO what is best for humanity) rather than negative (DON'T kill your neighbor) things might change.
    MoastMcTarlandon July 24, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningTodd Kowalski: That’s a similar analogy [to “Note to Self”] in a way. There’s what’s actually considered a "failed state" in the world and then there’s each of us, who have failed states in our heads, where we’re constantly failing. You wanna be perfect but nothing ever will be. Like, sometimes two or three people can’t even get along, but we expect the whole world to get along somehow. The idea is that every single one of us is a failed state of some kind, at least in some moments.

    insane81on September 07, 2012   Link
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    General CommentHiroo Onoda?
    Whitey666on February 26, 2013   Link

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