"The Never-Ending Why" as written by Steve Forrest, William Lloyd, Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal....
The atom will implode
The fragile kingdom fall
The tremor becomes a quake
There's a body in the lake

And as the two of us rebel
Damn you all to hell
I wonder if that's all there is

Time will help you through
But it doesn't have the time
To give you all the answers to the never-ending why

The sound of silence grows
As spiders kissing fly
And the tumor becomes a rhyme
But the kids are doing fine

And as the two of us rebel
And damn you all to hell
I wonder if that's all there is

Time will help you through
But it doesn't have the time
To give you all the answers to the never-ending why


Lyrics submitted by KT-, edited by Madman123

"The Never-Ending Why" as written by William Lloyd Steve Forrest

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    General CommentI'm unsure about your
    "As spiders kissing fly"...

    but the next line
    "And the tumor becomes a rhyme"
    ..should be: "And the tumor becomes malign"
    which ties in with the theme of the rest of the song. Brian sings about the worst outcomes in his given scenarios..
    -an imploding atom
    -the downfall of a kingdom
    -a tremor becoming an earthquake
    -a body found in a lake.. and etc.

    I'm not sure but think it's got to do with the maybe accepting the inevitable, instead of searching for answers that don't exist or can't be explained - i.e. the never-ending why. In the chorus I feel he's telling us that time, an infinite continuum independent to us, isn't on our side, and also perhaps it isn't ours for the taking.
    vC8H10N4O2on May 29, 2009   Link

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