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If we don't kill ourselves we'll be the leaders of a messed-up generation
If we don't kill ourselves all they believe if we tell them the reasons why?
Did we take it too far, take it too far
Did we chase a rabbit into wonderland

Lose a hundred grand, will they understand
It was all to stay awake for the longest?

March on, always after us
Lost troops, half the class of us
You man ain't seen the last of us
Stick around, yeah like elastoplast
Not half mast, raise our flag, kick the sand,
To let you know that we're coming
And we're nasty men
Don't need sleeping beauty
It's what you do to me
Come midnight and daybreak
Yes please gotta find me a name sake
We got faith, but don't need bibles
Take the michael, hit my recycle while I hold the title
Quite vital, we get high on the opposite of nytol

It was all to stay awake for the longest time
It was long, it was wrong
But it felt so right
See you at the finish line
See you at the finish line
If you got the heart to join us

If we don't kill ourselves we'll be the leaders of a messed-up generation
If we don't kid ourselves will they believe us if we tell them the reasons
Why
Do we take it too far, take it too far?
Did we chase the rabbit into wonderland?
Lose a hundred grand, will they understand
It was all to stay awake for the longest?

March on, always after us
Lost troops, half the class of us
You man aint seen the last of us
Stick around, yeah like elastoplast
Not half mast, raise our flag, kick the sand to let you know that we're coming
And we're nasty man
Don't need sleeping beauty
No, it's what you do to me
Come midnight and daybreak
Yes please gotta find me a name sake
We got faith, don't need bibles
Take the Michael, hit my recycle while I hold the title
Quite vital, we get high on the opposite of nytol

We just grow, if it's late
Then we'll show, we don't wait
We just grow, if you hate
We don't show, we don't wait
We just grow, if it's late
Then we'll show, we don't wait
We just grow

If we don't kill ourselves we'll be the leaders of a messed-up generation
If we don't kill ourselves will they believe us if we tell them the reasons why?
Did we take it too far, take it too far?
Did we chase the rabbit into wonderland?
Lose a hundred grand, will they understand
It was all to stay awake for the longest?



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    UnregisteredMar 19, 2012 at 11:48 am
    Will the part of life that involves drugs, drinking, sex and loadsa raving etc. Merge with the part of life when we work? As in, we spend loads of money on things like that and we don't care if we 'lose a hundred grand' because 'it was all to stay awake for the longest'. Example himself said it was about drugs and parties. The messed up generation bit was that the whole raving thing was taking up our normal life and work.
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    UnregisteredDec 26, 2011 at 3:08 am
    With the way things are going the next generation is going to be worthless and their parents are still going to take care of them even if their kids are in their 30's, as in the children of today have no knowledge to do anything! Might as well die before that happens (all in my opinion:/)
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    UnregisteredDec 13, 2011 at 6:12 am
    This song is about when you stay awake to be aware! Consciousness and staying awake for days, drugs or not, the fundamental ego dies and being present in the now you'll grow:] true heart you must have! To touch the burning sun when your river of ripples is dry fosho will make you cry>>>
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    UnregisteredDec 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    This song is actually amazing, it's just talking about that there are a group of people and they all want to be the ones who stay awake for the longest like it says in the song and I think there probably taking drugs to stay awake cos it says lose a hundred grand which means that they spend all that money on drugs so that they can stay awake and have you seen the music video it's awesome especially that bit when they throw blue paint-bombs everywhere I wish I was there joining in with them!
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    UnregisteredSep 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    Its about people staying awake all night cos of music and what music does to you and asking questions. Is it a good thing or are we a messed up generation? Will we be paying for this in years to come? Who cares lets just enjoy some shall we -Said by mr E. G himself-.

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