It's a love song to the self
A story recapped every day
It's a world of bogus feelings
And a world of slow decay
It's a world of laughter hidden by this world of fear and torment
A game of strange compulsion, our visceral convulsion

Anxiety for love of life
Anxiety for pain
Anxiety, a feeling that you know you can't contain
Anxiety destroys us but it drives the common man
Foundation of society
Anxiety
Suppress it if you can

The caste of coffee-achievers didn't perform like they planned
The morning rush hour traffic is our play of false elan
So run around your frantic track and lay you down to sleep
Tomorrow's the redemption
We strive for that exception

Anxiety for love of life
Anxiety for pain
Anxiety, a fear that you have nothing more to gain
Anxiety destroys us but it drives the common man
Foundation of society
Anxiety
Suppress it if you can

What are we angry for?
We all need a common cure
That common goal for which you strive
To have more than the other guy

The quest for the truth
The quest for the gold
We end up all the same
The common lie
The righteous cry
We end up all the same
The angry crowd
Those lost and found
Everybody's all the same
The poet's pen
These words I lend
We all bend to anxiety


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Anxiety Lyrics as written by Greg Graffin

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThe part which I find more meaningful is:

    What are we angry for?
    We all need a common cure

    I think it means that if we think about it there is really no need to be anxious all of the time. Most of us live way better than kings of old - we have Internet, luxuries, easy food and restaurants, movies, plenty of friends and even more potential friends... The reason why everyone is so angry is because we think it's each of us against the entire world - no wonder we're always anxious!

    As the song says this world can be heaven or hell, it's all a matter of how you look at it:

    It's a world of laughter hidden by this world of fear and torment

    Of course you may be in a shitty position in a certain moment but if people and leaders would really sit down, talk things through and coordinate we could easily get everyone to work less, be more friendly, help each other... Unfortunately we're all so busy keeping ourselves busy and worried that no one has time for that or even worse, no one is willing to take up the responsibility.
    kekon January 30, 2016   Link

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