"Avalon" as written by and Greg/gurewitz Graffin....
As the sun comes creeping up the mountain
And the wind blows over from the sea
Hey, we're brought into this land like tiny particles of sand,
Unsure of who we're smarter than, or what we're meant to be
Oh the grains sift coarsely through the hour glass
And collect like their victims in the bowl
The ungodly force of change erodes all sense of earthly gains
While tending to the mundane will terrorize your soul
And it's no! It's no use thinking that you're wrong
The past is old and gone
It's best to move along and find your Avalon

Well, I wish that I could tell you it was easy,
Just take the paved road right to paradise
But the truth is my friend, the pain and suffering never ends
Make amends with medicine, amnesia, and lies
The grains sift coarsely through the hour glass
And they pound like boulders on the brain
All those things you did for fun,
Never hurting anyone,
Careless shadows in the sun, just empty and lame
And it's no, it's no use thinking that you're wrong
The past is old and gone
It's best to move along and find your Avalon

It's no use thinking that you're wrong
The past is dead and gone
It's best to move along and find your Avalon

So now the day races from the twilight
How the fields are enveloped by the shade
And the story that you'll tell,
Inventory of your well,
Crack the shell and find the mortar silted and decayed
And it's no! It's no use thinking that you're wrong
The past is dead and gone
It's best to move along and find your Avalon
It's best to hurry on and find your Avalon


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"Avalon" as written by Greg Graffin Brett W. Gurewitz

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    General CommentAlright first off I wanna say that this is probably the best song on the new album, (which pwns btw) except for maybe The Resist Stance. And also I don't know if anyone has noticed the drums about 20 seconds into the song, well, they are totally awesome and I thought you all needed to know that. Also I think the drums in this album sound a lot like that of Suffer, just sayin.

    Alright about the meaning, Avalon is an island of folklore that supposedly people like King Arthur and immortal people go for paradise or something along the lines of paradise.

    I think the song is saying to not live in the past, which is "old and gone." And that the line "it's best to move along and find your Avalon" is sarcasm, because there is no place like that. "The truth is my friends, the pain and suffering never ends" adds more to the idea that finding your Avalon is sarcasm.

    I could be way off, if anyone can figure it out better than I can that would be awesome.
    stayfluffyon October 12, 2010   Link

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