"All Across The World" as written by and Daniel Johns....
Underneath the shelf cracks appear in thick enamel
In this lapse, excuse for wasting time
I wait for signals, shooting stars
I'd scrape through every branch
'Cause I need to come down

Underneath the home I lived in
I was a page in someone's book
And no one asked me why
The page was fifteen stories high
I'm underneath that home wondering why

[Chorus]
All across the world
There are things we need to forget and forgive
Sometimes we have to try and shed the damage we don't need
Oh, Justice, shake your head
I'm wasting my time

We can break this drought
Wanna tell ya I love ya, I need ya in the night
Sometimes I get so full
I wanna tell ya I'm feeling all right
I'm shaken to the bone
And on my way home

Adjust an omen at the door
Singing, baby, won't you please get a hold without it
And while you sit there on the phone, tell me, baby
I'm a liar; you don't seem to care what I care about
And, baby, it's a shame
To be wasted

[Chorus]


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"All Across the World" as written by Daniel Johns

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    General Commentsecond line is:

    cracks appear in thick enamel
    refreshe2on March 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it (like a few other silverchair songs from both diorama & young modern) is about getting over the past, being able to move on.
    EmotionSickness13on April 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBite me UNKNOWIT88.

    Personally, this song has really grown on me. I like this new theme of acceptance, it feels healthier.
    Artemisianon May 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great and a good closer to the album.
    LahDeeDahon July 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love the line 'sometimes i get so full i wanna tell ya i'm feeling alrights
    c. t. voskvindton December 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about his relationship falling apart and living in England and Australia apart from each other.
    FruitFlyon October 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentand its soundwise the best song on that record
    FruitFlyon October 29, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationWe can break this drought
    Wanna tell ya that I love ya -
    You know when you like someone and you feel like playing hard to get? You know the person likes you too but you keep playing games and stuff... I guess that's the drought. Maybe both wanted to pretend like they weren't missing each other, but actually all he wanted to do is say he loves her, and needs her. But at the same time he isn't sure if he should just go "chasing" after her, so he says he wanted to tell her he was alright, just fine with that, and show her he didn't need her. But he actually did.

    I think he gets pretty ironic at times.
    biiiaon February 05, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song sucks. besides the fact that this song is hookless and the music is weak.... HEY JOHNS you've def already covered this topic in other songs, move on!
    UNKNOWIT88on April 23, 2007   Link

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