What does One Hundred Years mean?

The Cure: One Hundred Years Meaning

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One Hundred Years Lyrics

It doesn't matter if we all die
Ambition in the back of a black car
In a high building there is so much to do
Goin' home time a story on the radio

Somethin' small falls out of your mouth and we laugh
A prayer for somethin' better
A prayer for...

  1. anonymous
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    Aug 29th 2018 !⃝

    Ambition in the back of a black car = Hearse
    High building so much to do = Jump to death
    One hundred years = amount of life whether a lot or a little
    Clean room = Morgue
    Yellow moon = Lights in morgue while your new piece of meat (body) is getting ready for the casket and viewing
    Black flag = Death

  2. anonymous
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    Jul 28th 2013 !⃝

    My understanding was that this was about the plight of the Chinese under the oppression they suffer as he mentions the patriots ding on the television, and how the West could do and did nothing. I recall around the time the song was written that there was the Tiananmen Square Protest, where the man was ran over by a tank.

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