Man is born, man lives, and man dies
And it's all vanity.

And that's about the way it is in the merry-go-round
You get on, you go around, standing in the saddle

Man is born, man lives, and man dies
And it's all vanity.

He tried thrills
He said I gave myself to enjoy pleasure
What are teenagers doing today?
They're trying every thrill there is in the books.
They got color TV.
But it is still isn't satisfying.

Man is born, man lives, and man dies
And it's all vanity.

You can't understand it
It's going so loud and so forth
And they're a-wigglin' and a-wobblin' around
And everything else
And, and, and yet they're not satisfied
And, and these disc jockeys,
They hear the tune that is different.

Man is born, man lives, and man dies
And it's all vanity.

You can't understand it
It's going so loud and so forth
And they're a-wigglin' and a-wobblin' around
And everything else
And, and, and yet they're not satisfied
And, and these disc jockeys,
They hear the tune that is different.
They hear the tune that is different.

Man is born, man lives, and man dies
And it's all vanity.



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    Warren Wiersbe is the pastor sampled for this song.

    daveleauon August 21, 2011   Link
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    General Comment

    I'd like to add my own interpretation, which is calling attention to (and making fun of) the 'older generations' fear of youth, and their culture.

    This concept is one thing that made the Beatles so popular in 1963.. that is, kids are always looking for ways to rebel against their parents' generation. If everyone listened to their parents back then the Beatles never would have made it - and we'd all still be listening to Paul Anka.

    To me, the laid-back bassline and playful lead - along with the organ totally make the point that this guy making the speech is an idiot. I also like the fact that he has a southern accent.. adds another layer of spite to this statement against uber-conservative values ;-)

    riverkarmaon March 23, 2011   Link
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    General Comment

    Hmmm. What is the dialogue from ?

    HWOntoFireon November 19, 2007   Link
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    Hmmm. What is the dialogue from ?

    HWOntoFireon November 19, 2007   Link
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    It has to be a reference to the book of Ecclesisates from the Bible. Ecc 2:1 "I said in my heart, "Come now, I will test you with pleasure; enjoy yourself." But behold, this also was vanity." (English Standard Version) It also fits with the theme of the book. As far as what he's saying about it I'm unsure.

    shuffleboardfanon December 03, 2007   Link
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    But like, it has to be an old recording of someone saying it. Who/from where?

    HWOntoFireon January 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I have no idea where the dialogue is from...but this song is so cool.

    freddy2fanon October 25, 2009   Link
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    cool idea to cover a speech, i dont know who it is but its probably from around the early 60s

    thegooodnesson January 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Here's a link to his sermons so you can hear his voice.

    discipleshiplibrary.com/warren_wiersbe.php

    daveleauon August 21, 2011   Link
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    There are ton's of his writen and audio recordings; I've searched and searched and can't find the exact sermon/ reading from which Cake sampled it? Anyone know?

    dirtyparkson January 06, 2012   Link

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