"It'll Be A Long Time" as written by and Greg Kriesel Ron Welty....
All this time has whittled away
Like so many days in one
Back and forth the leaders sway
Backing it up with guns

Superpowers flex their wings
Hold the world on puppet strings
Egos will feed
While citizens bleed

That's always the way it goes
When will the world listen to reason
I've got a feeling it'll be a long time
When will the truth come in to season

I've got a feeling it'll be a long time
All they want is what they can defend
Before their time is up
Make the same mistakes again

Heard it all before
Superpowers flex their wings
Hold the world on puppet strings
Egos will feed

While citizens bleed
That's always the way it goes
Well if they tried
Maybe they'd see

It'd do a little good to let the world be free
Handshake and a smile
Gets you on through
Then turn it all around with a suicide move

But you know it's not fooling anyone but me
You gotta make yourself see what you want to see


Lyrics submitted by NothingMan, edited by Mady88

"It'll Be a Long Time" as written by Greg Kriesel Dexter Holland

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    General CommentThis song is sweet....it puts me in the racing mood
    Ballparkfrankon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentCase in point - the Bush Administration
    Relinquo1on May 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentanother kick ass offspring song w/ an obvious meaning. the song is about how the gov't screws up the world, and the common man is blind to it. it's true though- it'll be a long time before the world changes for the better
    epp88on May 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song was out before bush.... it was released in 94....which, at the time, was Clinton
    ccsims4lifeon December 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt doesn't have to be a specific administration or power, this is a general view on all bureaucracy, capitalism, corruption and power struggles.
    razordreamon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentnoone said it was about bush.
    egassem_lanimilbuson September 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRelinquo1 was using the Bush Administration as an example.
    samwaltonon July 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe bridge is the best fucking part of this song. When the riff speeds up more every time it comes around. Unf.
    Tig45on August 16, 2013   Link

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