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Here is some background information on "The Everlasting from Songfacts.com: The second single from The Manic Street Preachers' 1998 album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours found bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire struggling to come up with a good title. After spending some time trying to think of something similar to Blur's "The Universal" or Joy Division's "The Eternal," he eventually borrowed from a poem by his brother Patrick Jones titled "The Everlasting."

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The gap that grows between our lives
The gap our parents never had
Stop those thoughts control your mind
Replace the things that you despise


Manic Street Preachers - The Everlasting Lyrics


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