Going through a world of sad debris
Regard quixotic reveries of ownership
The blossoming disease of man called tenure and accretion
The ancient western treadmill of deception and derision
But I want something more

Racing through a life of tragic wastage
I experience the loss of trust and innocence
The billowing cyclone of time has blown away our reasons
As we trudge like blind men forward trying to avoid collision
But I want something more


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I Want Something More Lyrics as written by BRETT GUREWITZ

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    General Comment

    Well its short enough to go line by line:

    1 We pile up a lot of crap, both actual trash and general stupid material things we don't need.

    2 The silliness of trying to own things hen we are all going to lose it in the end.

    3 The sickness of our accquisitive culture

    4 I am not sure if this is refering to the elites decieving and deriding their our poor, or the RotW, probably both.

    5 Clearly there is something more to life than providing material comfort for yourself, depite how society might try to convince you otherwise. (An interesting tension here as many "normal" people Bad Religion criticizes would say that religion fullfills this "something more" for them. OF course I would agree with BR that they are a bunch often a bunch fo hypocrites who don't even take their own beliefs seriously, and use them as a front to paper over their sense fo the ethical hollowness of their lives).

    6 Repeat of line one's content, but also emphasizing the shortness of life.

    7 Refers to the cynicism and jaded outlook the modern world imparts

    8 The reasons for adpoting this way of life don't apply anymore, yet institutional inertia is very strong.

    9-end Rather than blindly continuing on our course and hoping things don't get too fucked up, we could just try to find some other way to organize life.

    Becephaluson May 07, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    This song is about how he can see the tragedy that is the modern life, and he wants something more than just what society and the modern world is offering him, and it is sad because you really can't have anything more until the world changes, no matter how hard you try...

    Madcappunkon March 28, 2003   Link
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    I think you got everything, but I fail to see the message of this song.

    DJgifon May 09, 2009   Link

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