And in the end we shall achieve in time
The thing they call divine
When all the stars'll smile for me
When all is well and well is all for all
And forever after
Maybe in the meantime wait and see

We love the all the all of you
Where lands are green and skies are blue
When all in all we're just like you
We love the all of you

And when I cry for me I cry for you
With tears of holy joy
For all the days still to come
And did I ever say I'd never play
Or fly toward the sun
Maybe in the meantime, something's gone


Well that sounds fine so I'll see you sunshine
Give my love to the future of the humankind
Okay, okay, it's not okay.
While it's on my mind there's a girl that fits the crime
For a future love dream that I'm still to find
But in the meantime.


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  • +8
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    I get the impression the song's taking the tone of some monumental galactic message to the human race, a calming, peace-bringing signal from a benevolent race that says "We'll meet you eventually when you're ready, and there are amazing things to share between the stars, but in the meantime..."

    Given the band's name and its debts to glamrock and predecessors who dealt with big ideas in their music, it seems that's as likely an explanation as any. Particularly the build-up leading to the end of the song, where the vocals get more intense and we hear "...we're just like you, just like you, just like you...we're just like YOU..." as the song ends.

    I think the chorus could be the central message to the human race:

    We love the all the all of you Where lands are green and skies are blue When all in all we're just like you We love the all of you

    From other sentient beings who think it's amazing and wonderful that there's other intelligent life between the long dark expanses of space.

    PunchingCapeon March 31, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Comment

    This song seems to be about God to me. About taking care of mankind and all that. This song totally feels like grade 8 and all that when I used to listen to Big Shiny Tunes. But it's not on BST so I dunno, haha, but it's sweet either way.

    RainbowDemonon December 11, 2005   Link
  • +3
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    I love this song its so beautiful. I think it talks about the future but right now is in the meantime and you should enjoy now, don't worry about the future cause right now is perfect.

    spacehogpop8on June 23, 2003   Link
  • +3

    I loooove this song! Ezpecially with the windows down and a beautiful sunny day. Its an great song. It reminds me of the shenanigans during my middle school days!

    jadeshaw2000on June 24, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    It's about God - the 'all of you'. And yes in the meantime love what he gave you, including your future love crime girl (love being the closest to God you'll ever get on Earth).

    SnakePlisskenon July 28, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    To me this song is about the future of mankind when we are all at peace and loving each other. The whole things talking about how great it will be in the future. "in the meantime" or until then we will have to wait and see.

    sliznuton June 03, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    the intro to this song is taken from the song "Telephone and Rubber Band" by instrumental group Penguin Cafe Orchestra.

    inbetweenmoleculeson October 29, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    this song is about our time on earth. the first verse says were eventually going to die but in the meantime were here on earth. the chorus is refering to the earth in we love the all the all of you. it also talks about the dying part of leaving earth when it talks about giving the love to the future of humankind. cherish your time here

    lstprpht65on February 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Reminds me of when I lived at my old house. Awesome awesome song, liked it since I was a little kid.

    mxthunderon January 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
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    Picked as the #1 rock song of all time by Adam Carolla on the Adam Carolla Show in 2006! How's that for the most trivial of trivia?!?

    comradechromeon November 10, 2009   Link

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