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Selfish  - Are We Dying Or Being Born? album

Selfish - Are We Dying Or Being Born? album

  • Performer: Selfish
  • Genre: Rock
  • Title: Are We Dying Or Being Born?
  • Released: 1995
  • Style: Punk
  • MP3 version size: 1407 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1971 mb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 295


The point is that we are all being evaluated by others as potential role models. How that works out is up to them. Whether we are worthy is up to us. But we can make an impact which can go on to other people and other generations, if our example is sufficiently memorable. Please note that this goes both for the best examples of what to do, as well as the best examples of what not to do.

He not busy being born is busy dying. Jimmy Carter would later refer to the line in his presidential nomination speech at the 1976 Democratic National Convention, though it addresses matters of the self which supersede politics, in the process displaying certain themes associated with existentialism. Throughout the song, the words pour out quickly, with Dylan barely taking a breath between lines, so that the intricate rhyming. Heylin adds that "It's Alright, Ma" probably contained more "memorable aphorisms" than any of Dylan's songs. One of these lines is "he not busy being born is busy dying," from the song's second verse, which was used by Jimmy Carter in his 1976 presidential nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. During his presidential campaign in 2000

e not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan, It’s Alright, Ma, (I’m Only Bleeding). OK, it may sound harsh, but Dylan is exactly righ. .and we all know it. When you look hard at your life and work, are you becoming an incumbent? Are you seeking–or assuming–the comfort of a status quo that serves you? Or are you an insurgent, taking risks, making your way as a pioneer clearing a path toward the future? Snares. There can be a lot of comfort and company, being an incumbent. You can be an expert of sorts.

Quotes Authors B Bob Dylan If you're not busy being born. If you're not busy being born, you're busy dying.

I trust the midwives and my husband, but surely I am dying or at least splitting in half. Cut her out, cut her out, cut her out. I am birthing a hurricane. A heap of barbed wire. An inflated pufferfish. Confused, I come to. Even when we are not in the same room, I think she is with me. I notice she has her own smell and I am surprised it is not the same as mine. When I close my eyes, I see her. I hallucinate her face in the wooden blinds, in the faces of the Queen, Dominic Cooper, Vince Vaughn, Yoda.

People by nature are selfish, we build on the land of others, and of animals, we destroy trees and this earth, and even then we want more. Saving children, Dying for country, Taking a bullet for someone. Donating to charity. One also has inherent morals. Part of their inherent selfishness is a love of justice and life. We are not born Selfish. Humans are born as good people. But the type of person they turn out to be matters on who they hang out with, and the type of society they live in. And if we do something selfish, it doesn't have to be because we are a bad person, it could be because we are in a desperate situation and we have to do something to save ourselves (for example stealing food because you're starving to death doesn't make you selfish).

If you're not busy being born, you're busy dying. tags: inspirational, inspiring, life, real, relatable.

Album Bringing It All Back Home. It’s Alright, Ma (I’m Only Bleeding) Lyrics. Darkness at the break of noon Shadows even the silver spoon The handmade blade, the child's balloon Eclipses both the sun and moon To understand you know too soon There is no sense in trying. Pointed threats they bluff with scorn Suicide remarks are torn From the fools gold mouthpiece the hollow horn Plays wasted words, proves to warn That he not busy being born Is busy dying

Some are born into miserable situation. They often stick life through, because they learned the hard way situations are temporary. But it goes with all things. Everything is temporary. Astralis prime, your bananen on the kitchen counter and your existense. The only one we have to answer to, when our time has come, is not god nor your mom. It’s only yourself. Yemen dying of hungry cuz no food and water. You have food, house, protection, parents. You need to give a "fuck off" to useless things in life and change firstly your mind. I swear suicide is such a selfish act. 2019-07-16 17:23.


A Serendipity
B Beginning Of Instigation

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Studio Scorpion, Québec
  • Mixed At – Studio Scorpion, Québec
  • Mastered At – Metropolis Mastering, Ltd


  • Bass – Jeff Cantin
  • Drums – Éric Vidal
  • Engineer – J.F. Bedard
  • Engineer, Written-By [All Songs Written by], Producer – Selfish
  • Graphic Design, Photography By [Back Cover] – Christian Descôteaux
  • Guitar – Patrick Poulin
  • Mastered By – Mark Richardson (tracks: M.J.R.), Mark Richardson (tracks: M.M.M.J.R.)
  • Photography By – Shawn Scallen
  • Photography By [Front Cover] – Mélanie Cantin
  • Producer – Sub-vision*
  • Vocals [Vox], Guitar – Jeff Nöel


This release included a small 8-page photocopied booklet with photos, lyrics, and info.

1,000 copies pressed.

Recorded and mixed in the winter of 1995.

Mastering information was derived from the runout etchings.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): Sub 002A Metropolis Mastering Chicago M.J.R.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): SUB 002B M.M.M.J.R.