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Seconds Lyrics

Takes a second to say goodbye
Say goodbye, oh, oh, oh
It takes a second to say goodbye
Say goodbye, oh, oh, oh, say bye bye
Where you going to now
Lightning flashes across the sky
East to west, do or die
Like a thief in the night
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    Aug 5th, 2008 8:11pm report


    Since the album was called War, the song references the USSR, GDR, London, New York, Peking, the atomic bomb, and the "rise and...fall" (of nations?), and the album was released in '83, when there was still a realistic threat of nuclear war, I think it's safe to assume the song is about this fear of another war. It also talks about political "puppets," pushing the button (launching bombs) and I guess to "say goodbye" would mean dying.




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