"Supersonic" as written by Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz....
Well am I making haste or could it be haste is making me
What's time but a thing to kill or keep or buy or lose or live in
I gotta go faster
Keep up the pace
Just to stay in the human race

I could go supersonic
The problem's chronic
Tell me does life exist beyond it
When I need to sate
I just accelerate
Into oblivion
Into oblivi yah yah yah yah yah yah yan

Now here I go again
Everything is alien
How does it feel to be outstripped by the pace of cultural change
My deeds are senseless
And rendered meaningless
When measured in that vein

I could go supersonic
The problem's chronic
Tell me does life exist beyond it
When I need to sate
I just accelerate into oblivion
Into oblivion

I won't lie
It's exciting
When I try
To decide things
I just want to live
Decently
Meaningfully
I'm in misery

I could I go supersonic
The problem's chronic
Tell me does life exist beyond it
When I need to sate
I just accelerate into oblivion
Into oblivi yah yah yah yah yah yah yan


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"Supersonic" as written by Brett Gurewitz Greg Graffin

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  • +3
    General CommentThere is more to life than increasing its speed. - Mahatma Gandhi
    virtk0son March 06, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think it's about everyones lives becoming centered around trying to keep up with the society we live in
    BobbyBoucheon November 30, 2004   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationIt's about struggling to maintain one's humanity and authenticity in a modern world.
    Bender is greaton November 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah its about trying to strenously manage your life in the modern technological world we live in today.
    wrinkledPholeon April 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the song is about giving into emotions.. be it anger, fear, love, greed. basic strong emotions. To me its about being fully aware of your emotions but not letting them rule your life
    stereotypedon December 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI figured it was about an addiction. Like, he gets so used to living so fast he can't slow down again. Also look at the lines
    Tell me does life exist beyond it
    and
    I won't lie
    it's exciting
    ArianeTheFoolon January 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim not sure, but the addiction idea might be right. its known brett had a drug problem. "when i need to sate" can be seen as sating your addiction, "...into oblivion" oblivion could be a reference to the high
    "when measured in the vein" is perhaps a more obvious to IV drug use

    personally, i think the song could be about addiction, as a response to the horror of the modern world. "i just want to live decently, meaningfully..." suggests shame at using drugs as an escape. the song isnt an excuse for drug abuse, but just says why people turn to it
    chemical haloon January 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, chemical halo, I'm here to help!

    I saw them at Reading a couple of days ago and they played this song. It rocked very hard.
    ArianeTheFoolon August 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually, i was there too (im from reading) and they were incredible. didnt help with the song meaning though
    chemical haloon December 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song seems like a really clear reference to Fahrenheit 451. It describes it a ton if you've read the book.
    MaxGGon May 05, 2011   Link

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