"Century" as written by Edward Joel Kowalczyk, Chad David Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Alan Gracey....
Everybody's here
Puke stinks like beer
This could be a city
This could be a graveyard

You stole my idea
You stole my idea
Everybody's anxious
For the coming of the crisis

The collapse of the justice
I can smell your armpits
You stole my idea
You stole my idea

You stole my idea!
This puke stinks like beer
Come on come on come on
Let's lay waste to this century

Come on come on come on
Return to nothing, and help me
Everybody's anxious
The crowd is all around us

The followers of Aldous
Are spinning with their mescaline
A man behind the alter screams
You stole my idea

You stole my idea!
On the edge of a kiss, smack on the lips
Dangled with tongue
On the edge of a peace that can't stand low

And won't stand tall
It's amazing what we can do with love
With some matches and gasoline, do with love!
It's amazing what we can do with love


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"Century" as written by Chad David Taylor Chad Alan Gracey

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    General CommentI haven't listened to this song enough to give it a proper rating yet but I'll post one later, as of right now it is getting better and better as i listen to it my friend is convinced that is one of the best live songs ever, and I am beginning to go along with his view but it still needs more listening to. I didn't like the song at first because I couldn't get past the stupidity of this puke stinks like beer rhyme but now I'm past it so 3 out of 5
    spade33_2000on May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentnot to sure bout this one although it paints some very vivid and moving imagery. "The followers of Aldous
    Are spinning with their mescaline " that has got to be one of my favorite live lines ever. most live fans should know who aldous huxley is. not only was he a great writer he was one of the first western phds to conduct scientific experiments with mescaline(the physcoactive ingredient in peyote)and even lsd. but this song defenitly has some very proliphic (im not sure if thats the word i want here) undertones. great live song
    namaste
    webb
    WEBBon April 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with spade's friend, this has got to be one of Live best songs. It builds so wonderfuly. Best line: "Everybody's anxious for the coming of the crisis, the collapse of the justice..."
    Stairwaytoheavenon April 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does this song mean?
    aaneeeon May 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDecadence. And we have a choice, but let's go for it.
    ShadowManon September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've never really known what this one means, but I agree with WEBB. It's one of my favorite Live songs mostly because of the amazing imagery it provokes. Especially around these lines:

    Everybody's anxious
    The crowd is all around us
    The followers of Aldous
    Are spinning with their mescaline
    A man behind the altar screams
    You stole my idea
    You were my idea!

    I always imagine a crowded courthouse with a bunch of guys in black suits sitting in rows in front of a judge and a man behind the witness booth. Suddenly, that man stands up, points at someone, and yells "You were my idea!".

    Great stuff.
    Adargon June 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYou have to remember this was in 1997, when the y2k bug was something doomed to trash civilization. Not quite post-apocalyptic imagery, but "Return to nothing" and start over "with Love"
    kalaklanaron April 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI always thought he said "you're still my dear" and "you were my dear" (i sound alike and it makes perfect sense).
    Abel Tumacácorion March 15, 2009   Link

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