This Generation
The Friends of Distinction Lyrics


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Inspiration flows (from river to river)
And grows (by leaps and bounds)
Til we′ve grown so great
In number our power is strong.
This generation, shall be remembered my friend
As the ones that did their best.
We are the same (the world is amazed that.)
And yet, they always respect us
We acscend on others
When it comes to getting things done.
This generation, (this generation)
It's gonna be remembered my friend
As the ones that did their best.
This generation (with their upbeat music)
This generation (they′ve got new inspiration)
They're pressing forward to a brand new world.
This generation(with their guitar...)
This generation (although they are bad)
Let them in, they demand to come in,
This generation (this generation)
Is gonna be remembered my friend as the ones that did their best.
This generation (oh with their upbeat music)
This generation (they've got new inspiration)
They′re pressing forward to a brand new world.
This generation (with their guitars...)
This generation (although they are bad)
Let them in, they demand to come in...
This generation. (this generation)
It′s gonna be remembered my friend
As the ones that did their best,
As the ones that did their best.
It's gonna be remembered...




Oh
As the ones that did their best.

Overall Meaning

The Friends of Distinction's song This Generation celebrates the power and potential of the current generation. The song is composed with an upbeat tempo and catchy rhythm that convey a hopeful and enthusiastic outlook towards the future. The lyrics convey the message that inspiration is constantly flowing and growing, and that the current generation is making a significant impact by doing their best to shape the world around them.


The first line of the song, "Inspiration flows (from river to river)", speaks to the concept of inspiration being a never-ending resource. The following lines, "And grows (by leaps and bounds) Til we’ve grown so great in number our power is strong," suggest that the more people that are inspired, the more powerful they become. The chorus repeats "This generation" to emphasize that the current generation will be remembered for doing their best and always pressing forward to a new and better world, even in the face of challenges.


The lyrics also acknowledge that while the current generation is similar to previous generations, they are also unique and have new inspiration that propels them forward. The lines "They're pressing forward to a brand new world" and "With their guitars... Although they are bad, let them in, they demand to come in" further exemplify the idea that this generation is forging its own path and leaving a lasting imprint on society.


Line by Line Meaning

Inspiration flows (from river to river)
We draw inspiration from everything around us and it only grows more and more with time.


And grows (by leaps and bounds)
The growth we experience is enormous and happens at an alarming rate.


Til we′ve grown so great In number our power is strong.
As we continue to grow, our power becomes stronger and more impactful because there are so many of us working together.


This generation, shall be remembered my friend As the ones that did their best.
This generation will be remembered as the ones who put forth their best effort to make a difference in the world.


We are the same (the world is amazed that.) And yet, they always respect us
Even though we may look or act differently, we are still respected by the world for the work we do and the progress we make.


We acscend on others When it comes to getting things done.
We are able to rise above others to achieve great things when it comes to getting tasks accomplished.


This generation (with their upbeat music) This generation (they′ve got new inspiration) They're pressing forward to a brand new world.
This generation has a vibrant and positive energy, full of new ideas and inspiration, and together we are moving towards a better future.


This generation(with their guitar...) This generation (although they are bad) Let them in, they demand to come in,
This generation, even with their flaws or missteps, is still pushing to be included and heard in important conversations and decisions.


This generation. (this generation) It′s gonna be remembered my friend As the ones that did their best, As the ones that did their best.
Overall, this generation will be remembered for their dedication and effort to make positive changes in the world.


It's gonna be remembered... Oh As the ones that did their best.
This line echoes the sentiment of the previous ones, emphasizing that above all, this generation will be remembered for their hard work and dedication.




Writer(s): Kevin J Mc Dougal, Rick A Heil

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