All this time has whittled away
Like so many days in one
Back and forth the leaders sway
Backing it up with guns

Superpowers flex their wings
Hold the world on puppet strings
Egos will feed while citizens bleed
That's always the way it goes

When will the world listen to reason?
I have a feeling it'll be a long time
When will the truth come into season?
I have a feeling it'll be a long time
I have a feeling it'll be a long time

All they want is what they can defend
Before their time is up
Make the same mistakes again
Heard it all before

Superpowers flex their wings
Hold the world on puppet strings
Egos will feed while citizens bleed
That's always the way it goes

When will the world listen to reason?
I have a feeling it'll be a long time
When will the truth come into season?
I have a feeling it'll be a long time
I have a feeling it'll be a long time
I have a feeling it'll be a long time

Well, if they tried, maybe they'd see
It'd do a little good to let the world be free
Handshake and a smile gets you on through
Then turn it all around with a suicide move

But you know it's not fooling anyone but me
You gotta make yourself see what you want to see
But you know it's not fooling anyone but me
You gotta make yourself see what you want to see, oh yeah

I see you, superpowers flex their wings
Hold the world on puppet strings
Egos will feed while citizens bleed
That's always the way it goes

When will the world listen to reason?
I have a feeling it'll be a long time
When will the truth come into season?
I have a feeling it'll be a long time
I have a feeling it'll be a long time, oh yay


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It'll Be a Long Time Lyrics as written by Bryan Holland

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    This song is sweet....it puts me in the racing mood

    Ballparkfrankon July 27, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    Case in point - the Bush Administration

    Relinquo1on May 14, 2004   Link
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    another kick ass offspring song w/ an obvious meaning. the song is about how the gov't screws up the world, and the common man is blind to it. it's true though- it'll be a long time before the world changes for the better

    epp88on May 29, 2004   Link
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    This song was out before bush.... it was released in 94....which, at the time, was Clinton

    ccsims4lifeon December 10, 2005   Link
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    It doesn't have to be a specific administration or power, this is a general view on all bureaucracy, capitalism, corruption and power struggles.

    razordreamon April 14, 2006   Link
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    noone said it was about bush.

    egassem_lanimilbuson September 11, 2006   Link
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    Relinquo1 was using the Bush Administration as an example.

    samwaltonon July 23, 2007   Link
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    The bridge is the best fucking part of this song. When the riff speeds up more every time it comes around. Unf.

    Tig45on August 16, 2013   Link
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    The song is about The Cold War, looking at the lyrics and listening to the song makes it obvious

    OzzyOsbourne13on August 21, 2018   Link

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