"World" as written by and John Ondrasik....
Got a package full of wishes
A time machine, a magic wand
A globe made out of gold

No instructions or commandments
Laws of gravity or
Indecision's to uphold

Printed on the box I see
Acme's build a world to be
Take a chance, grab a piece
Help me to believe it

What kind of world do you want?
Think anything
Let's start at the start
Build a masterpiece
Be careful what you wish for
History starts now

Should there be people or peoples
Money, funny pedestals for fools who never pay
Raise your army, choose your steeple
Don't be shy, the satellites can look the other way

Lose the earthquakes, keep the faults
Fill the oceans without the salt
Let every man own his own hand
Can you dig it, baby?

What kind of world do you want?
Think anything
Let's start at the start
Build a masterpiece
Be careful what you wish for
History starts now

Sunlight's on the bridge
Sunlight's on the way
Tomorrow's calling

There's more to this than love

What kind of world do you want
What kind of world do you want

What kind of world do you want
Think anything
Let's start at the start
Build a masterpiece, yeah

History starts now

Starts now
Be careful what you wish for
Start now
Now


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"World" as written by John Ondrasik

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    General CommentThis song basically says that we can do whatever we want in life, its our choice from start to finish. But as much as we may see a perfect picture nothing ever turns out perfect. Although not in the lyrics i love when he says can you dig it baby. I'm young so i never lived when people used dig it, but i constatley say it and people think i'm crazy. I love the let's start at the start, build a masterpiece. It shows that perfect picture in life
    careysenton October 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCan't believe there is only one comment about this song so far. A great tune...along with all the other songs on this album. Meaning is pretty straight forward
    Antigravityon December 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLove it.
    iMachoTacoon December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is an amazing song and then again so are all of their songs. I think this song tells us that we have control of our lives and it is in our control. Our lives start now and although we can't literally start over, we can always get a fresh start and begin a better life and become better people at anytime. He's also saying that we have to be careful with everything that we do cause be can never take it back. LOVE IT!
    mOOLLyon January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI actually think this song is about us, and how mankind should proceed regarding the environmental issues we are facing. That we have to act now, and our actions will affect the world dramatically in the future..
    Anyone agree? (amazing song by the way)
    mannRmaaon March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe current world as we know it is not perfect for human life. In many ways, it's hostile as hell to human life. The song is about humanity struggling to build a better world against the odds, struggling against the raw elements of the universe to build a world where all people can be happy and live a good life. Only humanity can do this, and we've got to try.

    Build a world for humans, by humans.

    Of course, it must be an environmentally sustainable world, but humanity currently lives on a hostile planet. Only science gives us the ability to live in many of the places which would otherwise kill us.
    Occams_Harmonyon March 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat kind of world do you want?

    Build it.

    It's been done before.

    History starts when you start it.

    But be careful what history you make it



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    That's what I got from it. Beautiful song.
    YourEuphoriaon March 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI want a world with peace...
    noquinhas84on April 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing. its basically saying that if all the world could start over again how would we live it. what would we change?
    kaplan3on May 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! One thing in the lyrics, though, after the lines:

    "Lose the Earthquakes - Keep the Faults
    Fill the oceans without the salt
    Let every Man own his own Hand"

    He sings "Can you dig it, baby?" That's my favorite line!
    ChloeGirldieon August 17, 2007   Link

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