"World Coming Down" as written by and Peter Thomas Steele....

She thinks I'm Iron Man

That I don't feel pain

I don't understand why joy

Must be feigned

I'm so fortunate yet

Filled with self hate

That the mirror shows

Me an ingrate

I could easily start

Pointing fingers

Since the blame is mine

It always lingers

That the truth it lies in

My reflection

Though this can't go on

There's no question

Yeah I know that my

World is coming down

Yeah I know I'm the one

Who brought it down

Bring it on down

How quickly pass the days,

Long is the night

Lying in bed awake,

Bathed in starlight

Better to live as

King of beasts

Than as a lamb

Scared and weak

I will deny my role

As a human

Holding myself hostage

With no demands

It's better to burn

Quickly and bright

Than slowly and dull

Without a fight

Lyrics submitted by jc6md, edited by SteeleDream

"World Coming Down" as written by Peter Thomas Steele

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  • +2
    General CommentOnly two comments for such a great piece of art? This song is astonishing. The only problem is, it's not long enough.
    Songmeaningsuseron March 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts pretty much what the title says: his world is coming down and its his fault. Towards the end he doesnt give a shit anymore and just decides to bring everything he has down with him.
    heavy_toadon November 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song has some of my favorite lyrics ever in it. The two slow parts that start with "How quickly pass the days..." and "I will deny my role...". Something about those two verses I can't get enough of.
    njordan2001on August 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, this song should be longer. It's already 11:10 minutes, but it should be at least 15. I've never heard a song that was so honest and genuine about the nature of personal anguish, that also conveys its message so easily it requires no interpretation.
    hotsoupwomanon February 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment(adding to my last post) ... but it needs more verses. :)
    hotsoupwomanon February 12, 2007   Link
  • -3
    General Commentsongs not too good (dont like it much) but i guess its decent, world coming down isnt my fav album...not even top 4...
    xscorpio303xon April 30, 2007   Link

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