"Destined for Nothing" as written by and Greg/gurewitz Graffin....
Who do you believe can put some meaning in your life
Meaning in your life
Meaning in your life
Who do you conceive to provide you guidance and light
Guidance and light
Guidance and light
Are they waiting for you in the by and by
Do you even have to try

Headed for eternity and destined for nothing
The future isn't difficult to see
It's easy to confuse grand design with life's repercussions
Lament not your vanquished fantasy
It's only destiny

Why do you consent to live in ignorance and fear
Ignorance and fear
Ignorance and fear
Ancient people succumbed to it can it happen here
Can it happen here
Can it happen here
Does it make you suffer 'cause you have to die
Is it best to live a lie

Headed for eternity and destined for nothing
The future isn't difficult to see
It's easy to confuse grand design with life's repercussions
Lament not your vanquished fantasy
It's only destiny

Why can't you see
There ain't no destiny
For you and me
There ain't no destiny
Why can't you see
There ain't no destiny
For you and me
There ain't no destiny

Headed for eternity and destined for nothing
The future isn't difficult to see
It's easy to confuse grand design with life's repercussions
Lament not your vanquished fantasy
It's only destiny


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"Destined for Nothing" as written by Greg Graffin Brett W. Gurewitz

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    General Commentone of my favourite songs on the new album.
    sweetjesuson May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, this is a good one.
    Madcappunkon August 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYea this song is fuckin great
    Hardcore_Slackeron October 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.
    great lyrics as always.
    Rocklovinggirlon May 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAnother song about religion, but not only Judeo-Christian faith. It basically means that you can't spend your whole life searching for "eternity" and "Grand Design", or else your existence won't be significant. Best lines - "Does it make you suffer cuz you have to die
    Is it best to live a lie "
    Many Christians deliberately sacrifice the meaning in their lives because they would rather live a lie then think that their lives are ever going to end.
    xvpatchvxon September 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentShort and sweet. No matter what you do in life, after you die, you will end up like everyone else who's died - just a corpse feeding the worms.
    sartael138on February 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the subtle double meaning of the phrase:
    "Lament not your vanquished fantasy
    It's only destiny"

    It's as if it is simultaneously saying that it was inevitable that you would learn that you do not have a destiny and that it is not such a big deal to be without one.
    Jae_Don July 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAre people who end up living "numb" who never search for th real meaning in anything, no I take that back, who end up never standing up and having your own opinion, never being mentally successful in life. Never making a mark on the earth
    thecycleon November 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyea its about the fantasy of destiny and how youl eventually discover in life that your wrong..

    very religious too
    pinkfadeon June 26, 2009   Link

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