It's already been said by every god damn one.
They say it's only a statistic or something like that.
Just another kid on the beat, yeah.
But this doesn't even make sense.
Well that's just the point.

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    General Commentthis is my favourite swing kids-song!

    just another kid on the beat, yeah.
    rise_from_ruinon October 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song means to me that neuroscientists
    can pinpoint out the motive in your brain.
    Stereotypes or the intelligence.
    I feel like a robot.
    BulletProofPrincesson June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe blog Hardcore for Nerds says this about Forty Three Seconds: "I’ve never seen anyone else write this, but I’m assuming the meaning of the song is a statistic of youth deaths or something along those lines." I buy that explanation. Every 43 seconds, a kid is killed by ________.

    My guess would be "suicide". It's a fruitful subject for songwriting. Also, if you Google 'suicide every seconds', you'll get a bunch of results saying people kill themselves every 30 or 40 seconds. So the exact number really could have been 43 at some point.

    Each suicide seems irrational to the friends and family of the dead. It "doesn't even make sense."

    But these deaths, individually unexplainable, occur on a huge scale. They are widely studied and commented on as a sociological phenomenon. Every 43 seconds, another equally inexplicable tragedy happens. The statistic is "just the point."
    sxeanon November 11, 2008   Link
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    General Comment43 seconds = the intro to this song lasts 43 seconds...
    aristocrashon August 17, 2009   Link

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