"the world as we know it" as written by Brian Mcternan, Pouyan Sean Afkary, Peter Allen Costa, Chad Lane Crawford, Steven Christopher Kirby, Tyson Curtis Stevens and David John Wilson....
Time is becoming
More precious than gold
All those times wasted alone
Starving children the poison waters

And the suffocating skies
We won't get another chance this time
We won't get a second chance this time

You'll be lucky if you make it out alive
Haven't we lost our minds?
What the hell were we all thinking?
Now they're choosing sides

This is the world
This is the world

A virus known as rage
Is brutally destroying
And spreading all over the place
A bleeding culture
A dying nation

When the money controls the tide
We won't get another chance this time
We won't get a second chance this time

You'll be lucky if you make it out alive
Haven't we lost our minds?
What the hell were we all thinking?
Now they're choosing sides
Well this is the world as we know it
Have we lost our minds?

The tension is rising and rising
And the world is at stake
Take back what belongs to you, by God
Before it's to late
TAKE IT BACK!
TAKE IT BACK!
TAKE IT BACK!

So close your eyes
And paint the picture
The sunset starring back
Won't last forever, forever
Just close your eyes

And paint the picture
'Cause the world we could've had
Would have been better, much better
Just close your eyes

And paint the picture
'Cause the sunset starring back
Won't last forever, forever


Lyrics submitted by everso_cold

"The World as We Know It" as written by Tyson Curtis Stevens Stephen Christopher Kirby

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing

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    General Commentit's saying 'hey, look what you've done and let happen to our world? One day that sunset you see now will never look as pretty so remember it as it is today" So yea it's basically like a how could you pullute the world so bad?? song.
    rockstrNdisguiseon April 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commentawesome song
    jchristsuon April 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's about how money controls this world now. but we still have a second chance to make it right.
    Shawnk00on August 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think it's "the world is at stake" instead of "the world is shaped"...
    yeah, awesome song! :)
    ingriiidon January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is talking about the war going on over seas. All of the destruction and homelessness, i just feel thats what they're trying to show here. Of course we have a second chance, the only question is are we going to take that chance or continue with our mistakes. good song
    GreenMeansGoneon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentamazing!!!!
    a vampire horror-emo band WITH KEYBOARD!
    how perfect can you get?
    i hope they won't get popular!
    Nobody tell anyone about this band!
    alright guys?
    B12on February 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmm the keyboard in this band really is amazing.
    I just love the song in general.
    B12, wouldnt you want people to find out about this band for the band's sake seeing as they clearly deserve it???
    I mean obviously no one wants to see them on MTV alongside mcr...but they should get some recognizition
    RL_on March 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah, just a little....
    but not too much.
    my chemical romance got fucked by fame and it really ticked me off to see them performing alongside the used.
    mcr used to be such a great band, but now look at them..."Disenchanted"? what bullshit....
    B12on April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThose lyrics are all kinds of wrong.


    Time is becoming
    More precious than gold
    All those times wasted alone
    Starving children the poison waters
    And the suffocating skies
    We won't get another chance this time
    We won't get a second chance this time

    You'll be lucky if you make it out alive
    Haven't we lost our minds?
    What the hell were we all thinking?
    Now they're choosing sides
    This is the world
    This is the world

    A virus known as rage
    Is brutally destroying
    And spreading all over the place
    A bleeding culture
    A dying nation
    When the money controls the tide
    We won't get another chance this time
    We won't get a second chance this time

    You'll be lucky if you make it out alive
    Haven't we lost our minds?
    What the hell were we all thinking?
    Now they're choosing sides
    Well this is the world as we know it
    Have we lost our minds?

    The tension is rising and rising
    And the world is at stake
    Take back what belongs to you, by God
    Before it's to late
    TAKE IT BACK!
    TAKE IT BACK!
    TAKE IT BACK!

    So close your eyes
    And paint the picture
    The sunset staring back
    Won't last forever, forever
    Just close your eyes
    And paint the picture
    'Cause the world we could've had
    Would have been better, much better
    Just close your eyes
    And paint the picture
    'Cause the sunset staring back
    Won't last forever, forever


    Those are the correct ones.
    fishbone walkeron April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm gonna keep this band to myself, I hope they NEVER change, I only just discovered them:(
    "Take back what belongs to you my god before its too late"
    I love that part:)
    Motherwar_xxon February 16, 2007   Link

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