"All Torn Down" as written by Christopher John Cheney and Travis Michael Demsey....
I see the city, and it isn't what it used to be.
A million houses goin' up and down in front of me.
No time to let the concrete set before it's broken up again.
Don't care if it's historic; don't really care at all.

A hidden landscape on the brink of an envelopment.
The protesters rally, never satisfied with development.
Both strivin' for a perfect world, each havin' their own opinion.
They all they see; it grows; it grows on and on.

[Chorus]
All torn down.
All torn down.
All torn

I see the city, and it's grown into a big machine.
The streets are freeways, and the parks are just a memory.
No time to let the concrete set before it's broken up again.
Don't care if it's historic; don't really care at all.

[Chorus]

Ya got no reason.
Ya got no reason.
Ya got no reason.
Ya got no reason, you!

I see the city, and it isn't what it used to be.
A million houses goin' up and down in front of me.
No time to let the concrete set before it's broken up again.
Don't care if it's historic; don't really care at all.

[Chorus]

Ya got no reason.
Ya got no reason.
Ya got no reason.
Ya got no reason.
Ya got no reason.
Ya got no reason.
Ya got no reason.
Ya got no reason, you!

You've got no reason.
You've got no reason.
You've got no reason.


Lyrics submitted by WrathofCarnage

"All Torn Down" as written by Travis Michael Demsey Chris Cheney

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    General Comment"important people" don't see that the smaller housing projects are actually people's homes.
    WaZZgLEon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe living end are from melbourne, Australia. My home town. To me, this song is adressing the current situation in Melbourne. The city's population is incrasing at a rapid rate. Also, alot of changes are happening. Such as freeway extensions, railway extensions,etc. The state government are tearing down historical buildings, clearing parkland and generally changing the whole environment in order to make commuting quicker.The great Urban sprawl.
    overdosed19on March 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the other guys. This song is the story of industrial gain through historical disaster, which is the continual building and re-building of what is now nothing compared to its former glory.
    squid_8on July 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentliving end is really cool i know the drummer
    xsexyangelxon November 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe living end is awesome, the meaning to this song is sorta obvious though, there really is no hidden meaning. And i think it's awesome that all three of them were nominated, Chris, best guitarist (obviously), Andy best drummer, and Scot best bassist (not your typical fender bassist). Wish they would write more of their older type stuff, like from Roll On.
    guitaristTLEon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHolly Shit man! I saw these guys last week at the push over in Luna Park and they went off!!! almost got killed in the mosh pit though!!! I never really was a big fan and my mate KAra says "OH, living end, wanna check it out?" and i was like "yh, might be fun" coz u no, punks my thing!!! Anyways, right before they played this song everyone goes quiet and Chris starts pickin away on his guitar and he was talkin about some palace building thats there - (If anyone has been there they would now what its called... buggered if I know!) - and he says that they're gonna pull it down, make particians to keep it up and everything blah blah, and then he jumps into this really melancholy guitar solo that was really captivating, then, the bass and Drums kicked in, then It was like ''BOOM!'' - '' ALL TORN DOWN'' and the friggin crowd went crazy!!! Awesome concert! NICE JOB BOI's! From ur newest biggest fan!!!......
    I also lost a black converse shoe, i found please contact me.... Taa! xx
    apache rose pescockon March 21, 2005   Link
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    General Comment.... Oh yh, it was a Chuck Tailor..... the shoe, not song dumbass's!!! :)-'''
    apache rose pescockon March 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah I was there Push Over was fucking awsum, That bit was awsome and everyone started jumping and every1 there was so nice i went up to these complete strangers to help me up and they just go ok sure and lifted me over a couple of ppl and i got to crowd surf that was fucking awsum..All Torn Down is a favorite and I hope every1 else here shares this opion if not..go get fucked=)

    Ladahz Alex
    ur_worst_nightmareon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAs ur_worst_nightmare said, get fucked if you hate this song :) The meaning is pretty obvious though. Expanding cities..tearing down historic buildings, beautiful landscapes. etc. Just going too far with the construction, really. This song always makes me a little sad.
    permanentmarkeron February 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentclassic song about our governments desire to kill our history (yes our, i'm a melburnian) writen 8 years ago, still applies today, probably still will in another 8 years
    punkchris55on February 21, 2006   Link

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