"Way Of The World" as written by and Michael/collins Rutherford....
If you take the tears from crying eyes
Will the hurt just disappear
Put a weapon in the hand of a frightened man
Will he show no fear
So we stand and we watch while the city lights go out one by one
Mother Nature sits on the other side with a loaded gun

Why is there blue sky
Why is there red sky
Now's the time to ask the reason
Should the blue sky
Meet the red sky
Should the rules have to change at all
We all know whatever they say
Time is on our side
This world has been here before just going round and round and round

We all agree as far as we can see
It's just the way of the world
That's how it's meant to be
There's right and there's wrong
There's weak and there's strong
It's just the way of the world
And that's how it's meant to be

Take the motion from a spinning wheel and watch it stop
Take the danger out of a naked flame and what have you got
If you take the anger out of a broken heart, you feel no pain
Could you swear if you had that second chance you wouldn't do it again

Why is there blue sky
Why is there red sky
Now's the time to ask the reason
Should the blue sky
Meet the red sky
Should the rules have to change at all
We all know whatever they say
Time is on our side
This world has been here before just going round and round and round

We all agree as far as we can see
It's just the way of the world
That's how it's meant to be
There's right and there's wrong
There's weak and there's strong
It's just the way of the world
And that's how it's meant to be


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Way of the World" as written by Phil Collins Anthony George Banks

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Peermusic Publishing, IMAGEM MUSIC INC

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    General CommentI appreciate the fact that they care about the world, it seems. And this is almost like a sarcastic view of the way things are in this world. "As if we'll ever get rid of these issues!" so to speak. I'm pretty sure that Phil and the gang don't think that the world will always be like this. I don't.
    "we all know whatever they say, time is on our side" is just like some in the world saying that we have 'all the time in the world' to fix or solve problems, like pollution, economic issues, crime, yada, yada, yada.
    Good song. Sometimes brings tears to my eyes.
    LeArtiston March 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt's incredibly catchy and very deep. "There's weak and there's strong." - Can't you see America towering over the poorer countries? That's a good video idea...
    ckm4everon June 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's a song about disaster's happening coz it's just the way of the world. like mother nature and hurricans and tsunamis (quite poignant) and like people dying of starvation and AIDS in africa mainly because of the debt africa owes to the west. I think most major suffering in the world is caused by ignorance, selfish ambition and the fact people don't care enough about one another... or is just the way of the world.
    timbo.hon January 05, 2005   Link

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