Verse 1: Kiv, Jorm, & Andy

from The Lonely Island (Ft. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar) – YOLO Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This passage is a reverse take on the meaning of YOLO. Instead of saying “You only live once, take all your chances” it becomes “You only live once so don’t do anything remotely dangerous.”

They’re basically replacing the crazy rationalization of stupidity with the practice of extreme survivalism.

Note that every example leads to an even more extreme measure, going from ‘don’t travel by car’ to ‘stay in a titanium bomb shelter’.

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