"The World Tonight" as written by and Paul Mccartney....
I saw you sitting at the center of a circle
Everybody
Everybody wanted something from you
I saw you sitting there

I saw you swaying to the rhythm of the music
Caught you playing
Caught you praying to the voice inside you
I saw you swaying there

I don't care what you want to be
I go back so far, I'm in front of me
It doesn't matter what they say
They're giving the game away hey hey

I can see the world tonight
Look into the future
See it in a different light
I can see the world tonight

I heard you listening to a secret conversation
You were crying
You were trying not to let them hear you
I heard you listening in

Never mind what they want to do
You got a right, to your point of view
It doesn't matter what they say
They're giving the game away hey hey

I can see the world tonight
Look into the future
See it in a different light
I can see the world tonight

I saw you hiding from a flock of paparazzi
You were hoping
You were hoping that the ground would swallow you
I saw you hiding there

I don't care what you want to be
I go back so far, I'm in front of me
It doesn't matter what they say
They're giving the game away

I can see the world tonight
Look into the future
See it in a different light
I can see the world tonight

Look into the future

I can see the world tonight

See it in a different light
I can see the world tonight
I can see the world tonight


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"The World Tonight" as written by Paul Mccartney

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    General CommentThe second song from Paul's initial sessions (there were four in all) with Jeff Lynne took what had been an acoustic, folk-tinged demo and imbued it with a progressively heavier treatment. 'The World Tonight' was written while on holiday in America in 1995 of the 14 songs on Flaming Pie only the title track, 'Somedays' and 'Great Day' were composed in England, for the muse tends to strike Paul most often when he's on holiday.

    "The lyrics were just gathering thoughts. Like I go back so far, I'm in front of me - I don't know where that came from, but if I'd been writing with John he would have gone "OK, leave that one in; we don't know what it means but we do know what it means."
    STRANGELIFEon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDifferent B-Sides were issued for this track, and all were issued on CD singles. If you wanted the B-sides here in the states, you had to buy the import CD Singles. This song was issued as the first single from, "Flaming Pie" in the US, while the rest of the world received, "Young Boy."
    STRANGELIFEon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song had the influence of Princess Diana. Everything from, "Everybody wanted something from you." to a secret conversation. It is well known that some of Diana's telephone conversations were recorded. And of course running from the flock of paparazzi.
    ginty16on August 26, 2008   Link

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