"Ten in 2010" as written by and Greg Graffin....
Parched, cracked mouths, empty swollen guts
Sun-baked pavement encroaches on us
Haves and have-nots together at last
Brutally engaged in mortal combat
Ten in 2010

What kind of God orchestrates such a thing?
Ten in 2010
Ten billion people all suffering
Ten in 2010
Truth is not an issue just hungry mouths to feed
Ten in 2010
Forget what you want, scrounge the things you need

Happy and content it can't happen to you
Ten in 2010
Fifteen years we'll think of a solution
Ten in 2010
It won't just appear in one day
Ten in 2010
For ten in twenty-ten we're well on our way

Like piercing ear darts, I heard the news today
Ten in 2010
Ten billion people, coming your way


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"Ten in 2010" as written by Greg Graffin

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    General Commentthis song is about how statistically in the year 2010 there will be 10 billion people on the world (hence the name 10 in 2010) it is about how life will become a struggly for food and shelter, primitive war for survival. its gunna suck
    soul_doubton September 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a Malthusian catastrophe the date and number mean little, the fact that its an inevitability at some point is whats relevant.

    I also find this to be one of their most anti-socialist songs. "Haves and have-nots together at last
    Brutally engaged in mortal combat" This line basically means, we will all finally be of the same economic class when we are all starving in the streets, a philosophical jab at socialists.

    The person who thinks China is a step in the right direction needs to do research. They are currently going through a self made crisis of having no women to birth any children, since everyone in the starting generations of there initial ban on more than one child families all wanted boys. If you want the human race to dwindle out of existence, yeah we might want to adopt their system.
    Neonsolidon May 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is on CRAZY TAXI. WOOT!
    scream_like_conoron August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about world hunger and how "higher" nations say that it will solve itself in 15 years. It also shows that americans blow it off because its not them it is happing to them so why care?? Its also about if there is a god then why is he making his people suffer like this??
    Paanther00on August 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHey, scream_like_conor, ur rite. Dis song iz on Crazy Taxi. And gess whut, so is Them And Us. dis iz definitely a song I like. My little brother luvs dis song. We both think dis and Them And Us(Another really good sog by them whether u'v plade Crazy Taxi or not) truly rock.
    MixMasterLeeon September 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttrue soul doubt, 10 million people in 2010, meaning our current social problems(hunger) will only be augmented even further.
    wrinkledPholeon April 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy the way...they wrote this song some time ago, and now they're estimating that there will be 8 million people in the year 2020...8 in 2020 isn't quite as catchy, though.
    greyeyeson April 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI heard an interview with, i think Greg Graffin in Triple J and he said they wrote it in 95 and how in 15 years the planet's population would double, and then we'd all be screwed, and how wars would start to be about resources
    rakkaon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's a lot easier to estimate that number 5 years from 2010 than from 15. It's very likely that 10 billion was an accurate prediction at the time.
    Casinoteon January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPhiladelphia Eagles, why should we not help them, just because they have different stances, they view some of our policies immoral, why should we think we have moral supieriority, because we're rich? They are people too, people with beliefs same as us. Oh, this song fucking rules. I am writing a book similar to 1984, one of Greg's influences by the way, I entitled it Ten In 2010...
    gofuckyourselfon June 12, 2005   Link

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