"We're Going to Live for a Very Long Time" as written by and Martyn/marsh Ware....
I don't care about life
Or the world around me
I've got a place to go
I don't care what you say
Words cannot harm me
You're going down below
Come and join the fun on the way to heaven
Come and talk to god on the party line
If you can't be bothered, we don't need you
We're going to live for a very long time

I don't care for your views
Or your style of living
You're going to fail the test
You can argue all night
I have no misgivings
And I never get depressed

Come and join the fun on the way to heaven
Come and talk to god on the party line
If you can't be bothered, we don't need you
We're going to live for a very long time

You may think that it's strange
This is all I live for
But you can't understand
If you listen to me
I'll explain it carefully
You must know I am right

Come and join the fun on the way to heaven
Come and talk to god on the party line
If you can't be bothered, we don't need you
We're going to live for a very long time

He'll give you one more chance
Now's the time to take it
He's waiting for your call
You'll be up there with me
We'll be grinning in heaven
When the day of judgment comes

Come and join the fun on the way to heaven
Come and talk to god on the party line
If you can't be bothered, we don't need you
We're going to live for a very long time


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"We're Going to Live for a Very Long Time" as written by Ian Marsh Glenn Gregory

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    Song MeaningThis song is about a religious person who doesn't care what Atheists / nonbelievers say to him when they ridicule his religion, because in the end they're all going to hell and he's going to 'Live for a very long time'. It's pretty self explanatory when you link the lyrics, but for clearance he says:

    "I don't care for your views
    Or your style of living
    You're going to fail the test
    You can argue all night
    I have no misgivings
    And I never get depressed"

    It means that he doesn't care for the people's views and in the end, they'll fail the test god has given them. In many religions, god gives people a test to see if they're worthy of his salvation. And he never gets depressed because, by stereotype people who believe god don't necessarily feel existential about live and don't get depressed (This, of course is false as there are many religious people who are depressed). The chorus, on one hand, says:

    "Come and join the fun on the way to heaven
    Come and talk to god on the party line
    If you can't be bothered, we don't need you
    We're going to live for a very long time"

    So, if you believe then you'll talk to god on the party like (A shared phone system where you can talk with multiple people), and if you don't believe then you'll be forgotten, as the ones who do believe live for a very long time (In paradise).

    So, the song is about a religious person who rejects all decadent ways of life and believes in god and him only. Knowing Heaven 17 and their left-wing views, this song could be possibly mocking the extremlely devout, but that is uncertain.

    On a final note, the groove (on some pressings) of the album tends to go in a loop, meaning the line "For a very long time" will go on and on. Maybe that was intentional by design, to permeate their belief of living forever? We may never know.
    Tuaamon March 08, 2019   Link

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