"Edge Of The Earth" as written by and Jared Leto....
You know enough to know the way
Six billion people, just one name
I found tomorrow in today
Apocalyptic and insane, my dreams will never change

You want to be the one in control
You want to be the one who's alive
You want to be the one who gets sold
It's not a matter of luck, it's just a matter of time

Stand out on the edge of the Earth

Stand out on the edge of the Earth
Dive into the center of fate
Walk right in the sight of a gun
Look into this new future's face

I know you know enough to, say
I know you know enough to, play
The game

You want to be the one in control
You want to be the one who's alive
You want to be the one who gets sold
It's not a matter of luck, it's just a matter of time

Stand out on the edge of the Earth
Dive into the center of fate
Walk right in the sight of a gun
Look into this new future's face

Stand out on the edge of the Earth
Dive into the center of fate
Walk right in the sight of a gun
Look into this new future's face

Stand on the edge of the Earth
Stand on the edge of the Earth
Stand on the edge of the Earth
Look into this new future's face
Stand on the edge of the Earth

Stand out on the edge of the Earth
Dive into the center of fate
Walk right in the sight of a gun
Look into this new future's face


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"Edge of the Earth" as written by Jared Leto

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    General CommentThis song is great.

    Maybe I am looking into this song wrong or too deeply, but what Jared means when he does this song is writing your own destiny or deciding your own fate.
    the Edgeon April 02, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's a generation song. Every generation is looked on by the previous one as a "social problem" and stuff like that, and I think this song is about getting in their faces and saying "we are the next leaders of this world, you've had your time, this is ours, accept it."
    Bazalon October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's how you make your own future.
    barcode0000on July 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey write their songs based on the struggle of every day human life. The stuggle of living of relationships of finding your own existance. They are one of my favorate bands ever. They have something so great i know it will last forever.
    Dreaming_Childon October 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about pushing past your psyichal limits to try and reach your goals, and to be what you want to be, to take control of the future and make it happen, make your dreams come true. Thats what I believe this song is about anyway.
    Furiokuon February 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI choose to believe all their songs are about the apocalypse. It makes a lot of sense if you think about it. Besides, I just love anything apocalyptic, so it enhances my satisfaction with the band.
    I watched an interview where Jared specifically said that they don't write songs about relationships, that many other people out there were doing that, and doing a real good job of it, and that they'd rather write about better things. See? The apocalypse!
    Taobethon April 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'd have to disagree with Bazal's statement. I would have agreed with it earlier on, but nowadays I find the whole generation thing rather amusing, as well as a little annoying. I read in a paper something that summed it up perfectly I thought. It went something along the lines of "Someone needs to tell the youth of each generation that older people don't all have some collective amnesia that makes them forget they were also young once. Being young is not a destination, just a particularly rocky stage on a much larger journey". If anyone wonders, I'm 22, so I'm not a complaining old man but probably a bit older than some people. And remember one day, we'll all be the 'previous generation' cursing the new one for their strange ways and lack of respect. Such is the cycle of life. ;)

    I was watching a Full Metal Panic AMV for this song and it had a suitably apocalyptic/war theme to it so that leads me to feel this song is written along those lines. These days, war and apocalypse seem to go hand in hand.
    Achmodeon June 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlthough the apocalyse may be a theme, I don't that's what the core subject of the song is...

    He clearly mention's about looking to the future, about making big choices, taking risks ("walk right inside of the gun" and trying to make your own destiny and not letting fate decide - "you wanna be the one in control"

    Agree with me!
    thehumblebumblebeeon June 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah the whole album is about apocalypse, I'm sure of it...and I think Jared hopes to be one of the chosen ones. I would join him, he seems like a smart guy hehe
    PhilLajon June 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Dive into the center of fate
    Walk right inside of the gun
    Look into the new future's face"

    Yes you could say it has appocalyptic meaning. Specifically when he says like into the gun, its the futures face. It means the future is full of wars and guns, death and destruction.
    And you want to be in control, but the truth is your not. Walk out and face the future, and choose yor destiny.
    EvolvingSeekeron July 29, 2006   Link

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