Up from the sands of the mighty Sahara comes,
Our hero bold, who so it's told,
is a lot like you and me.
His passion burns, the world it turns,
He fills his hand to fill the void,
And fuels the constant feeling,
Of nothingness inside his soul.

Feels like nothing ever did.
Kills like nothing ever could.
Dark and jaded, world I hated,
Everything I left behind.
I don't need you, and I don't want you,
World that left me blind.

Beneath the sands of the mighty Sahara lies,
Buried treasure sunken deep,
in darkened tombs where dead men sleep.
Gold fills hands, or is it sand,
The same that covers everything?
Where cities stood, soon deserts found,
Now sink beneath the swelling ground.

Feels like nothing ever did.
Kills like nothing ever could.
Dark and jaded, world I hated,
Everything I left behind.
I don't need you, and I don't want you,
World that left me blind.

This world is for the taking,
This world is suffocating.
Plastic bags of novacain,
Some PCP to kill the pain.
Build a tomb to store your rust,
Moth-eaten piles of blowing dust.

Under the sands of the mighty Sahara,
Goes our hero bold, in seach of gold,
a casket for a dying world.
Our hero stands, wealth in hand,
The prize for his endeavors.
The masses cheer to hide their fears
That no man lives forever.

Feels like nothing ever did.
Kills like nothing ever could.
Dark and jaded, world I hated,
Everything I left behind.
I don't need you, and I don't want you,
World that left me blind.


Lyrics submitted by ThreeMilesDown, edited by Fayiirah

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    General Comment

    Really powerful stuff about how we can work and work very hard to take the world. But it will all burn. A fistful of gold might as well be a fistful of sand in the long run. Eternity, Reese argues, is where our treasures will be.

    vjonnyvon December 13, 2005   Link
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    Reese said that this song was based off of the book of Ecclesiastes. I don't remember where I read it, it was like ten minutes ago.

    steve007on December 30, 2010   Link
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    People spend their whole life trying to get more money and power, but when we stand before God all of that may as well be a pile of sand.

    JesusFreak007on August 16, 2011   Link
  • +1
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    this song is about how we all search for money and gold and cars and stuff, but it all counts as sand in the end.

    fiveironfrenzyon May 22, 2023   Link
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    This song is about how nothing in this life really matters. All we need is God.

    mrbuhuon July 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    Yeah, like the mrbuhu said, it's about the hollowness and emptyness the world leaves you with. The only thing that can truely fill the void is God.

    This is another of my favorite FIF songs, and one of the first ones I ever heard. Right after "Oh, Canada" and "Cool Enough For You". :P

    Bennjamynon April 13, 2005   Link
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    this is one of my fave fif songs. like those two up there ^ said, this song is about feeling empty from the world, and even deeper, how the world glamorizes the things that leave us empty. and how we're all afraid to die but not willing to admit it, so we fill ourselves up with things of the world.

    xnancyxdrewxon July 14, 2005   Link
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    I like the version where you can't understand anything he's saying. =D

    ali31415on June 10, 2008   Link
  • -1
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    have i mentioned that i love Reese?

    DesignedToHideon May 22, 2002   Link
  • -1
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    Have I mentioned that I love Micah even though he's engaged and cheating on me?

    smurfyon June 02, 2002   Link

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