"Flat Earth Society" as written by and Brett Gurewitz....
Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie

The full moon is rising over dark water
And the fools below are picking up sticks
And the man in the gallows lies permanently waiting
For the doctors to come back and tend to him,

The Flat Earth Society is meeting here today, singing happy little lies,
And the bright ship Humana is sent far away with grave determination...
And no destination,

Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie

Yeah, nothing feels better than a spray of clean water
And the whistling of wind on a calm summer night
But you better believe that down in their quarters
The men are holding on for their dear lives,

The Flat Earth Society is somewhere far away,
with their candlesticks and compasses
And the bright ship Humana is on its way with grave determination
And no destination,

The Flat Earth Society is meeting here today, singing happy little lies,
And the bright ship Humana is well on its way with grave determination
And no destination,

Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie
Lie lie lie


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"Flat Earth Society" as written by Brett Gurewitz

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    General Comment The Flat Earth Society was a real organization that (mostly) endend in 2001. Just google the name. They did believe that the Earth was a disk and that the moon and sun were just miles away and that the stars were only 100 miles away. Every time scientific evidence was shown to them that the Earth is round, they would make up something to prove that wrong. When shown the first pictures of the Earth taken from space they said that untrained eyes would think that it was round, but they see different. Anyway, its real, look it up. So while this song is about them, its probably about their way of 'thinking' as well.
    crapartiston July 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThere is an actual group of idiots who believe the world is flat.
    sillyrobon April 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm listening to this song right now. To me, the flat earth society represents uncivilized humans, and humania is civilization. The flat earth society has barbaric practices. But as the flat earth society seems more like modern society, you realize that the bright ship Humana hasn't reached them. WE ARE UNCIVILIZED AND BARBARIC.
    Jebuson June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song reminds me of hwo most catholics treated jews and lepers and other people entirely different from them in detail and how anal most god-fearers are about details
    bebop-cola goodon June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this song about the actual Flat Earth Society or is he just using them as a metaphor? Does anyone know?
    aebassiston July 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe flat earth society is christianity, with it's desire to not except reality (evolution, etc.). humana is the rest of the intelligent people in the world.
    bigdaddysmokeson July 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes the flat earth society is christianyity and it is strongly previlent in the lyrics, so its really not a question of what the meaning is, the lie lie lie gives it all away.
    ThE GlOWiNg?on August 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot all christians don't accept reality. that's an unfair generalization. i'd say the flat earth society is all the people who are closed minded and refuse to progress and work for a better world. they believe that everyone will work for them. they are greedy and the humana are everyone else who were sent/went away, are gonna have the better life, but most suffer some before they have it.
    josiebabieon September 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely about the closed mindedness of Christianity on the whole. I totally agree with this song. Bloody good one as well.
    InTylerWeTruston October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its about how we ignore things to be happy"ignorance is bliss"
    mywrldsinsanityon January 09, 2005   Link

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