"See The World" as written by Benjamin Joseph Ottewell, Ian Thomas Ball, Paul Blackburn, Oliver James Peacock and Thomas William Gray....
Day to day
Where do you want to be?
'Cause now you're trying to pick a fight
With everyone you need

You seem like a soldier
Who's lost his composure
You're wounded and playing a waiting game
In no man's land, no one's to blame

See the world, find an old fashioned girl
And when all's been said and done
It's the things that are given, not won
Are the things that you earned

Empty handed
Surrounded by a senseless scene
With nothing of significance
Besides a shadow of a dream

You sound like an old joke
You want out, a bit broke
And askin me time and time again
And the answer's still the same

See the world, find an old fashioned girl
And when all's been said and done
It's the things that are given, not won
Are the things that you earned

You've got a chance to put things right
So how's it going to be?

Lay down your arms now
And put us beyond doubt
So reach out it's not too far away
Don't mess around now, don't delay

See the world, find an old fashioned girl
And when all's been said and done
It's the things that are given, not won
Are the things that you earned

The things that you earned
Are given, not won
The things that you earned
Are given, not won



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"See the World" as written by Ian Thomas Ball Benjamin Joseph Ottewell

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    General Comment"You want out the bed broken".. I think this is "You're worn out, a bit broken". I really love this song, and the video is a great suggestion to what it's about.. influenced by the video, I think it's about needing to get out of your surroundings, away from everyone you know, and just explore and rediscover yourself. Live outside your comfort zone and try things.
    hethrsk8eron May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAn absolutely beautiful use of the pop song structure.

    Like some gomez tunes, it seems to be directed at an individual--in this case, someone wasting the little time that life gives each and every one of us. It's pretty generic, but the person seems to be pushing away all of his truest friends.

    Note how the verses start off depressing in tone as the describe the indiviual in question, then develop a more frustrated and upset tone. The only accompaniment initially is a tambourine, long root bass notes, and the guitar riff(during the AA ryhmes). Then the kick drum comes in (BB), then the hihat and another strummed guitar.

    Once the chorus kicks in, the speaker's uplifting advice as accompanied by a much bouncier bassline, a snare drum and open harmonies.
    Arsene Lupin IIIon August 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHOW has one person commented on this?
    One of my favorite songs, ever! This is so ... sorta feel-good, if you think about it.
    Btw, this was featured on House, M.D a few weeks ago.
    Gomez kinda sounds like Johnny Cash, I think.
    samanthabananaon March 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMY ALL TIME FAVORITE SONG.
    everybodylieson May 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI only found this band when I bought the House MD soundtrack due to my...somewhat unhealthy obsession with House haha, but this song is absolutely beautiful.
    ParaLauron December 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, my God. This song is so amazing. I was also introduced to Gomez through House, and they're so awesome. This song PERFECTLY represents the meaning that House held in its first three seasons. Season four, however, is questionable, but we'll see.
    Beanypopon January 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHaha I'm on here because I heard it from House TOO. That's amazing. Yeah I've heard this on the radio once or twice, and I'm glad I finally sat down to give the lyrics a look-over. I like hethsk8ter's idea of the song because if that's really what the song is about, it'll give me the hopeful feeling I'm looking for whenever I hear it. If that makes sence =P

    Great song though. It's catchy :D
    Benzine270on March 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh yeah, and it's a song inspiring us to get out there!
    Benzine270on March 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh my god! I totally also commented on this song solely because it was featured on House! It's far from their best.
    ThomYorkeGuyGarvey92on January 26, 2011   Link
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    QuestionAlso here because of house MD. What an amazing song!
    To someone with a broken heart / monotonous life / repetitive frustration of any kind, it gives perfect inspiration to go out and explore a bit!

    Chances you earn, are given not won... I couldn't figure out the meaning of this phrase. If anyone here could help me out?
    akshitaroraon September 19, 2016   Link

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