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Hello helicopter, are you here to stay?
Bodies rest in motion, fighting night and day
Well it's kill or be killed
And one day we'll get the best of them
Hello helicopter, will you be my friend?
Will you take me away?

Hello helicopter,have you heard the news?
No one gives a shit about the things they do
We all waste and consume, destroy and ruin everything we touch
It's easy not to think when you're not told that much

I'm not saying anything you haven't heard before
I'm just trying to understand the way we are

Hello helicopter, are you lost out there?
Swimming through the garbage dump that fills the air
In several more years no one will care
They'll be rich and dead
So let somebody else devise a cure for it

I'm not saying anything you haven't heard before
I'm just trying to understand the way we are

Nobody seems to care
Nobody ever learns

Hello helicopter, are you here to stay?
Bodies rest in motion, fighting night and day
Well it's kill or be killed
And one day we'll get the best of them
Hello helicopter, are you listening?

Nobody seems to care
Nobody ever learns

Are we ever going to get it right?
Are we ever going to start making sense
And stop pretending that we care?

Are we ever going to get it right?
Are we ever going to start making sense
And stop pretending that we care?

Are we ever going to get it right?
Are we ever going to start making sense
And stop pretending...

Hello helicopter, are you here to stay?
Bodies rest in motion, fighting night and day
Well it's kill or be killed
And one day we'll get the best of them
Hello helicopter, are you listening?



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    UnregisteredMay 1, 2012 at 4:16 am
    This song doesn't really have a meaning to me. This song has feelings, those feelings are of love, heartbreak, confusion, sympathy, anger, dismay, complicity, pain.
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    UnregisteredFeb 10, 2012 at 1:54 am
    I agree with you hannahmb1, but you need to learn how to construct grammatically correct sentence "the rest is fairly, there isn't too much ambiguity". Anyways, yeah it is about the never-ending cycle of ruining this earth, and no one really cares about it. But, sometimes it's just better to enjoy the song without delving into the lyrics. Besides, some artists write songs without any specific purpose to them (although this one clearly has a meaning).
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    hannahmb1Nov 3, 2010 at 11:39 pm
    MoMoIsAPanda you're on the right track but you need to learn how to spell and look a little deeper.
    The song is criticizing more than just pollution. In general we (especially americans) consume in excess and waste so much. Also the lines "They'll be rich and dead, So let somebody else devise a cure for it." Isn't saying that we aren't able to find a cure and someone else might be able to stop it, it's saying that the people who are creating these garbage dumps that fill the air don't give a damn because by the time it has any effect on the world they'll be dead and gone so they'll let the future take care of the damage they do. There's a lot more to do with this song but I don't feel like explaining it. The rest is fairly, there isn't too much ambiguity
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    MoMoIsAPandaOct 9, 2009 at 1:25 am
    i think its about pollution.
    hense the line 'Swimming through the garbage dump that fills the air'
    and we're fighting it but no one seems to be able to find a way to stop it hense the line 'let someone else find a cure' sinse someone else might be able to stop pollution instead of the people working on it now. the lines 'nobody seems to care, nobody seems to learn' is saying we're not learning from our mistakes and we're not trying to help the enviroment become better and before we realize whats happening and try to stop it we're going to be dead.

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