"She Don't Want The World" as written by Bradley Kirk Arnold, Matthew Darrick Roberts, Christopher Lee Henderson and Robert Todd Harrell....
The open wound she hides
She just keeps it bundled up and never lets it show
She can't take much more of this but she can't let it go
That's okay, she don't want the world

And all the things she says
He's just lying there without someone to hear her cry
She slips off into a dream about a place to hide
That's okay, she don't want the world

This love she feels
Everything she's ever known or ever thought was real
Seems like it's been thrown away now how she gonna live
It's okay, she don't want the world

Those words she never spoke
Hold a life of memories of all the times before
She tried to show him love while he would only ask for more
But it's okay, she don't want the world

Softly in her sleep, pictures of the life she's longing for slowly appear
She's seen them all before but somehow never quite this clear
She just smiles, she don't want the world
She don't want the world, she don't want the world
She don't want the world, she don't want the world

This love she feels
Everything she's ever known or ever thought was real
Seems like it's been thrown away now how she gonna live
It's okay, she don't want the world

A brand new morning shines as she wakes up alone again
This time to face the day
She swears this time to make it as she simply walks away
And it's okay, she don't want the world


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"She Don't Want the World" as written by Bradley Kirk Arnold, Matthew Darrick Roberts, Christopher Lee Henderson, Robert Todd Harrell

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  • +2
    My OpinionI can't even TRY to determine the meaning of this song to me because I am floored with how beautiful it is. The track + Brad Arnold's voice just brings me to my knees it's so good. I've always loved 3 Doors Down but this song takes my admiration and respect for them to new heights. Consummate musicians.
    foreveron June 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentomg! it's so sad ans os true song. in the 6th line i thought it's She's just lying there coz if it's He then it changes all the meaning.
    And the general meaning is quite clear about the woman realized that love and other things in the world are not as she imagined it before like in the movie or in fairy-tales. The world and people are much more usual, cold and egoistic. She afraids of many things and it's better to sleep. Girl!!! You'll ie soon in that way. Well I like to listen to it. I like to pity myself
    Iheton May 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is a about a woman that really loves a man, and he doesn't feel the same. And it's hard knowing that, but she just can't bare the thought of not having him.
    And it's saying that she doesn't want the world, she simply wants to be loved. But, for her, that's no more than a dream.
    And at the end -
    "A brand new morning shines, she wakes up alone again, this time to face the day
    She swears this time to make it, as she simply walks away and it's okay...
    She don't want the world"
    Is when she finally realizes she deserves better than that.
    LenMon January 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song, definately one of the best songs on the new album
    milosvion May 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReminds me of Phil Collin's a bit...

    But fuck is it awesome. Best on the album by far.
    ampliveon May 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttypo
    *Phil Collins
    ampliveon May 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOoh i agree with the phil collins thing, i think it's because of the drums lol. i also agree that this is the best song off the album :) even if it is really sad i Love love love the 4th verse and the line "she just smiles" gives me shivers. . . in a good way ofc.
    3infactappleson May 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the meaning i agree with lhet
    amazing, wonderful, beautiful, awesome,...I just love it :)
    After the first two or three times I heard it, it was in my head and I can't get it out!
    And I really like the music when he starts singing "This love she feels..."
    well, i could listen to it 24 hours a day...


    P.S. Sorry for my bad english, I'm german =)
    sandra_on June 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment@Ihet
    In general, I agree about meaning of this song. But, I don't think it's a mistake in line #6. And i think it explains a lot. She's lying beside her love who doesn't have strong feelings for her as she has for him... She talks, but there's no one to hear her (he don't listen). He uses her only for one thing, and now, she's realized that... (in the morning she's alone again)
    Hope this helps. ;)
    Vokason June 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmany women are in situations that dont provide the happiness they need, whether its due to lack of love and support or due to abuse. Change is a scary thing and once you've been in a situation for so long you feel that there is no alternative. Taking that step to move on is like walking into a dark hallway, you dont know where it leads or what you will find, and fear of the unkown is the greatest fear of all
    tootz_42069on September 14, 2008   Link

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