"Rule the World With Love" as written by and Steven/robertson Page....
It couldn't happen to a better man
It wouldn't happen with a better plan
While we were napping someone else began
To rule the world with love

It didn't happen to us overnight
Just 'cause it happened doesn't mean it's right
To our embarrassment we lost the fight
To rule the world with love

Hearts are won, empires fall
In love with love
Love will conquer all for one
One for all is fair in love and war

It couldn't happen to a nicer guy
You shouldn't ever have to question why
Just with the power of suggestion I
Could rule the world with love

I need to love you with an iron fist
I need to love you with a secret list
I need to love you til you don't exist
And rule the world with love

Love
Love
Love as defined by whom?

Hearts are won, empires fall
In love with love
Love will conquer all for one
One for all is fair in love and war
Love and war are one

How could it happen when we couldn't lose?
And now we're slapping makeup on the bruise
Though it was handed to us we refused
To rule the world with love

Love
Love
Love as defined by God!

Hearts are won, empires fall
In love with love
Love will conquer all for one
One for all is fair in love and war
Love and war are one


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"Rule the World with Love" as written by Steven Page Ed Robertson

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    General CommentOh and the War in Iraq. Apparently the USA "loves" the Iraqi people, and went to Iraq for the "sole" purpose of giving freedom to Iraq. I love it how people can change the reason for war when the original reason fizzles out. The republicans accuse the left of spin, well, how much more spinning can you get when you suddenly say WMD, which is all they talked about, was not the real reason, it was for freedom. Time and time again your own intelligence agencies report NO connection between Iraq and Osama Bin Laden and yet republicans refuse to admit this. Congradulations, you are the new masters of spin. And apparently, now you claim, you went to war out of "LOVE" for the Iraqi people. Don't give us this bullshit.
    Occams_Harmonyon September 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really dig all their new stuff.

    I think this song might be about how Love, as defined by man or by God, can be just as destructive as war. There might be more to it than that, I dunno.
    prayingmantis84on September 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is another (I've counted 3 so far on the new album, and I haven't listened to it very carefully yet) political, anti-Bush, anti-war song.

    I love "I need to love you with an iron fist;" it so captures all Bush's scary Orwellian double-speak.
    gravity_defianton September 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI definitely agree with gravity defiant. I think this song shows how we as humans were given the opportunity to rule the world with love ("though it was handed to us we refused to rule the world w/love."). Instead of doing this responsibly, we have screwed it up by misconstruing love to be something you can conquer others with and use it as justification for wars that are in reality doing nothing loving.
    albinomooseon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a government which "loves" its people, in fact, it "loves" them to death. Kind of like the 1984 "Big Brother" or these sort of propaganda government in North Korea, where they apparently claim to "love" the people, to the point of mass executions, promoting war, and how some religions control people by using "love" and definied by "god" it's the ultimate propaganda device. Again, I agree with Gravity defiant and yet I also agree with Prayingmantis84. It's also about how love (or claimed love) for the people can drive the worst acts of humanity.
    Occams_Harmonyon September 26, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^ Thanks for posting the political rant that I self-censored out of my first post. It needed to be said. :D
    gravity_defianton September 28, 2006   Link

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