"Bottom of the World" as written by and Emily Haines....
Is it true?
You used to be my friend.
What did I do?
Why didn't I get into your cool crew?
You got a modern loft and a new tattoo of your own name.
Got a single room overlooking the highway under microwave.

For you
Heartbroken and
I've been for you

Is it true?
You and the other girls
You all stood in a circle.
Sophie left me in a bar at the bottom of the world.

All followers put the word out around the room.
I'm on my way out, always remember you to stay on the move.

It's true
Heartbroken and
I've been for you

It's true

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"Bottom of the World" as written by Emily Haines


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  • +1
    General CommentI think this song talks about the cruelty of people.

    I adore this song.
    StephRoxon January 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStephRox, i couldn't agree with you more.
    I think this song represents how people can change (friends) just to fit into a certain group of people and do things that you would have never imagined them to do, like stab you in the back or leave you in a bar at the bottom of the world. Maybe to be accepted by others, or trying to be cool? haha i dunno
    MeaghanMisspelledon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentStephRox :I think this song talks about the cruelty of people.

    definately. you can hear it in the chords she plays in the intro that it's about feeling the lowest of lows.
    weighty_ghoston January 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's definitely about a girl i knew called sophie who worked in a bar, true story
    DiamondHearton March 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthow do you know DiamondHeart?
    dustybreezeon April 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"and a microwave" ... ? as opposed to under, which doesn't make sense...

    this song drips of despair. it fits perfectly with a friendship falling apart.
    predicateon March 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song. Absolutely adire Emily Haines.
    lindzson June 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think she is singing about losing her best friend for no purpose. And missing that person even though they were a terrible person.
    krangtangon November 02, 2013   Link
  • -2
    General CommentWho is sophie? Is it a guy named sophie? Why would she be referencing a woman when she's talking about all the other females he's hanging out with?

    It makes more sense to me as "So he..." Instead of "Sophie..."
    ifelloverboardon October 03, 2010   Link

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