Be strong and you will be renewed
I was raised in a tragedy by slaves
where kids are drug addicts or
they are bored and lazy still
I return to my home town and
it's just like going to a funeral
and all of them are dying in love
with paradise idle conversation makes
them wise did you hear the one about
Greg a rare talent he was unsung until
the blow came no one really dies they
just get fired our legacy to retire
young and all of them are drowning the
waves of apathy trust fund junkies slamming
the debris it's a dream identify now and then
I miss her her masochistic hands fulfilling
empty plans and all of us
our lying on golden shores of greed
we're dead by thirty dead by thirty
dead in daydream

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Logan's Run song meanings
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    Don't listen to him. Logan's Run is an awesome movie. Fun sci-fi.

    ShesMyAlcatrazon February 11, 2006   Link
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    I like this song, it seems to me like it is about just how sucky the place and time he was raised is. Seems to be kind of pessimistic, but it's a cool song. I think I like Bad Astronaut

    Madcappunkon August 27, 2002   Link
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    yeah, i think you

    detachedon September 01, 2002   Link
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    are right

    (sorry about the split.)

    detachedon September 01, 2002   Link
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    pessimisitc as all hell I love this song. My fav BA song.(or one of them) this is the gritty and dirty side of things we all have to face. I dont even know this is just the fuckin song and its chilling. There seems to be this obsession with age and fear of getting old...but the phrase "Were dead by thirty" is actually a reference to the movie Logans Run

    Logans Run is a kinda campy but cool sci fi movie in which in the furue on people's 30th birthdays they are hurled into space....these people are caught by "runners" employed to track them down...but what happens when one of the runners turns 30 ...??? rent it if you havent seen it then listen to the song

    BadAstro83on September 04, 2002   Link
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    the electronic subtile part is really great !

    LowEgoon September 23, 2002   Link
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    I like this song, and I think it likes me too.

    PhOeBe*CaTeSon September 24, 2002   Link
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    i think what joey means with "we're dead by thirty" is that when people turn thirty they're still alive but it wouldn't matter if they were dead 'cause all they do is hang around, watch tv, work... they don't have a real life anymore! i think this song is in general about society... people are greedy, all they do is try to earn as much money as possible. and i think "i was raised in a tragedy by slaves" means that his parents (as well as all the other grown up workers) are slaves to the state... they do what laws, politicians etc. tell them to do! and the kids get really depressed 'cause they don't wanna end this way... so they take drugs or they're bored and lazy!... that's what the song means to me... thanks for reading!

    MyChemicalThursdayon March 05, 2003   Link
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    well the dead by thirty line was already explained, its from the movie. But trust me, unless you have a lot of time to kill and don't mind boring yourself to death, DO NOT RENT THE FLICK. This song is truly amazing. I Love the "Did you hear the one about Greg" line.

    Foundation4lifeon December 09, 2005   Link
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    This is getting petty, but Logan's Run is BRRUUUUTAL! Think 2005's "The Island" except even slower. That pretty much sums it up. Great song by the way, one of their best. Can't wait for the new album

    Foundation4lifeon July 19, 2006   Link

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