Unsafe at Any Speed – Song and Lyrics by Agent Orange


Written by: MIKE PALM


Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Unsafe at Any Speed’ by Agent Orange. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Agent Orange or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

I’ve got to tell you
That you are the last people in the world
Who will see me jump because I will never
Ever, ever jump again, I am through

I believe that every inch of smooth cement
Upon this earth is sacred
That he who sees it blur beneath his feet
Will always be one step ahead

I can see the only way that we can change
Our future is to brainwash and manipulate
The minds of those who draw the lines
That form the city scape’s

What moves beyond these walls
Won’t get far without abusing all the laws
I’ll tell you why
We are unsafe at any speed

You’re lost, now shut your eyes
Get ready for another big surprise
All at once you’re blinded by the flashing lights
A blessing in disguise

Every time you stop to think
You waste another precious moment
And every time you draw another breath
You’re one breath closer to the end

Somehow I’ll survive, I’ve got to live
‘Cause that’s the only thing that makes me feel alive
We are unsafe at any speed

Ninety miles an hour
He’s up, 22 year old Gary Wells, he’s missed it
He’s in trouble, he’s in trouble, he’s down, he’s hurt
My God, he’s not even moving