"World So Cold" as written by and Paul Mccoy Justin Rimer....
It starts with pain
Followed by hate
Fueled by the endless questions no one can answer
A stain covers your heart, and tears you apart
Just like a sleeping cantor

I don't believe men are born to be killers
I don't believe the world can't be saved
How did you get here and when did it start
An innocent child with a thorn in his heart

[Chorus]
What kind of world do we live in
When love is divided by hate
Losing control of our feeling
We all must be dreaming his life away
In a world so cold

Are you sane
Where is the shame
A moment of time passes by
You cannot rewind who's to blame
When did it start
Is there a cure for your sickness
Have you no heart

I don't believe men are born to be killers
I don't believe the world can't be saved
How did you get here and when did it start
An innocent child with a thorn in his heart

[Chorus]

There's a sickness inside you that wants to escape
It's a feeling you get when you can't find your way
So how many times must you fall to your knees
Never, Never, Never, Never, Never do this again

It starts with pain (with pain)
Followed by hate (followed by hate)

I don't believe men are born to be killers
I don't believe the world can't be saved

What kind of world do we live in
When love is divided by hate
Losing control of our feeling
Were dreaming his life away

What kind of world do we live in
When love is divided by hate
Selling our souls for no reason
We all must be dreaming his life away
In a world so cold, in a world so cold


Lyrics submitted by marxsux, edited by lunaticfringe, starlight2109

"World So Cold" as written by Justin Mark Rimer Anthony Mccoy

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  • +1
    My OpinionI think that everyone should get a good childhood no matter the future.
    I don't get people right now.
    Fame, money, and power why do you need it?
    won't you die anyways?
    So why not just give it a rest?
    Live a good life, make this world a happy place for everyone.
    If I where you i would stop, with thought of money and power.
    Take this as a fact.
    你好musion June 20, 2017   Link
  • 0
    General Commentafter finding this video, done by a user on youtube, it was clearly describing the vt tragedy. Somehow this song got leaked from their new album Anthem for the Underdog, the video was posted about 3 weeks after the shooting. So i don't think this song was specifically written about that specific tragedy, but all of them. It just describing how an innocent kid is driven to the brink of insanity and then finally snaps and becomes a killer. He can't understand how so much hate could come from someone who was once just a little innocent kid.
    marxsuxon May 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually i came to find out it was only a week after, so it definitely isnt strictly about the vt tragedy
    marxsuxon June 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such an amazing song...its tragic and moving...it really highlights the maturity of 12 stones as a band...one of the high points of this album.
    The meaning is pretty obvious...its someone seeing how cold and cruel our world is slowly becoming...
    The lyrics are powerful and emotional...it's like a full personal experience just listening to this song.
    poisoned_roseon August 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so epic and powerful, it just completely fills me up.
    Oh and it's not "cantor", it says in the album that it's "cancer".
    Passngron August 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was at a 12 Stones concert last night. Paul said this song was originally written about serial killers, but it has come to describe the world in it's current state.
    LilithRayneon November 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust a question out of curiosity, I know they don't specifically write all their songs to be Christian in meaning, but like somebody said about another of their songs, maybe as a Christian you can read things differently. But do you think they sometimes hide a Christian meaning within their songs, even though the song as a whole is about something else?

    In this song the example would be:

    "A stain covers your heart, and tears you apart"
    "An innocent child with a thorn in his heart"
    "We all must be dreaming his life away
    In a world so cold"

    The stain in this case obviously representing sin and the innocent child being Jesus, the thorn being his crucifixion(crown of thorns) and who is the he whose life we are dreaming away if the song is about the state of the world?

    Just curious, preferably if you reply directly to my comment please state what religion you are (or atheist if you be). I'd prefer to have comments by both religious and non religious, Christian and non-Christian.
    simtech113on December 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about violence these days. It is not only about the vt tragedy but it could be. Probably about every person, who feels blue and then starts to kill people in anger.
    Daniel.on July 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI see this song to be about the world in general. And how young kids are subject to violence from everywhere - news, movies, television. And how they begin to follow what they see, this being conformatism.

    "What kind of world do we live in
    Where love is divided by hate
    Losing control of our feeling
    We all must be dreaming this life away
    In a world so cold"

    I personally think the chorus is defining what we all think...somehwere in our minds. We all wonder why the world is the way it is, and how we lose control of what we feela nd believe. This causing some to act out in protest.

    Honestly, I'm ashamed to be a human. I'm ashamed to say I'm part of this world. It's becoming cruel, ruthless and full of death and despair. I don't think enough people are stepping up to the plate to try and turn it around. I mean, everyone can make a difference, even if it's just speaking your views to a friend. They could think about it and decided that the world is worth fighting for. We all deserve the right to be happy.
    MusicIsMySoulfireon July 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationi think it means that the worlds gone to hell and he knows that
    Osuon August 17, 2009   Link

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