"We're Only Gonna Die" as written by and Greg Graffin....
Early man walked away as modern man took control.
Their minds weren't all the same, to conquer was his big goal,
So he built his great empire and slaughtered his own kind,
Then he died a confused man, killed himself with his own mind.

We're only gonna die from our own arrogance.

Lyrics submitted by punk_in_drublic99

"We're Only Gonna Die" as written by Greg Graffin

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    General CommentSong is simple... what we make is what is gonna tear us down
    JayZ03on May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsounds like hitler
    LilVolcomon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General Comment..... thats why we might as well take it slow.

    really great song
    eigthon March 19, 2003   Link
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    General Comment....... thats why we might as well take it slow.

    really great song.
    eigthon March 19, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis short message, I think, describes the cycle of human evolution as of now. The dominant man always will win over the lesser man, even though both the groups have the same goal. Then it shows how the greater, modern, man destroy's himself and his own kind because he has the one goal of conquest.
    Gepettoon June 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti'd like to add something to gepetto's vision: i think it's no coincidence that the same part is repeated over and over, having in mind the concept of "no control".

    if you listen (experience) sublime's version (the original one, not the MCA's) you'll get my point...
    ilgattopunxon March 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentilgattopunx: Sublime's version doesn't matter because, A. this isn't for Sublime's version, and B. they didn't write the song.
    Heaton December 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti actually found a version with both Sublime and bad religion. pretty kick ass
    StillNotDeadon February 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of the message from the book Ishmael. I doubt that was Greg's intention when he wrote the lyrics but the themes of both the book and the song overlap.
    DagnyT83on November 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentold school... I was thinking hitler too. Sublime's version does justice.
    DJgifon May 08, 2009   Link

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