"Livin' In A World Without You" as written by Desmond Child, Pauli Rantasalmi and Lauri Johannes Yloenen....
It's hard to believe that it came to this
You paralyzed my body with a poison kiss
For 40 days and nights I was chained to your bed
You thought that was the end of the story
Something inside me called freedom came alive
Living in a world without you

You told me my darling
Without me you're nothing
You taught me to look in your eyes
And fed me your sweet lies

Suddenly someone will stare in the window
Looking outside at the sky that had never been blue
Oh there's a world without you
I see the light
Living in a world without you
Oh there is hope to guide me
I will survive
Living in a world without you

Its hard to believe that it came to this
You paralyzed my body with a poison kiss
For 40 days and nights I was chained to your bed
You thought that was the end of the story
Something inside me called freedom came alive
Living in a world without you

You put me together
Then trashed me for pleasure
You used me again and again
Abused me, confused me

Suddenly naked I run through your garden
Right through the gates of the past and I'm finally free
Oh there's a world without you
I see the light
Living in a world without you
Oh there is hope to guide me
I will survive
Living in a world without you

Its hard to believe that it came to this
You paralyzed my body with a poison kiss
For 40 days and nights I was chained to your bed
You thought that was the end of the story
Something inside me called freedom came alive
Living in a world without you

Its hard to believe that it came to this
You paralyzed my body with a poison kiss
For 40 days and nights I was chained to your bed
You thought that was the end of the story
Something inside me called freedom came alive
Living in a world without you

Oh there's a world without you
I see the light
Living in a world without you
Oh there is hope beside me
I will survive
Living in a world without you
Living in a world without you
Living in a world without you
Living in a world without you
Living in a world without you


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"Livin' in a World Without You" as written by Pauli Rantasalmi Lauri Yloenen

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  • +1
    My InterpretationI think the lyrics are about Lauri's struggle with Alcoholism. The Rasmus has so many young fans the band was probably advised against admitting this. Try considering this as a possibility before dismissing it.

    "you paralyzed my body with a poison kiss
    For 40 days and nights I was chained to your bed
    You thought that was the end of the story.
    Something inside me called freedom came alive.
    Living in a world without you"
    pk712on April 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about some guy or girl who are in a destructive relationship where they feel they are just being used and know for themselves that they need to get out of it pronto or else things will get worse.

    All in all, it's a great comeback song for The Rasmus. Well done !
    gothic_hobbiton September 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics tell the story about the singer (Lauri) being haunted by his previous relationship, when he was used and emotionally abused.

    When "something inside me called freedom came alive" (duh, if you don't get this part, you're thick as brick!) he now sees it's possible he could be "livin' in a world without you"

    PS
    The music video rocks! Hated it when Lauri got hit in the end though... OPPS! Spoiler! ^^"
    hikikomori88on September 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with hikikomori :)

    ...And the music video is amazing!! :D
    spoofon September 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song .. although at first I thought that it was way too commerce for them, but now when I listen to it, it's just right. "Hide From The Sun" was too dark and now I think it's just perfetc .. and Lauri is blonde once more !! lol

    Anyways ..

    The song is obviously about his past relationship .. which I think failed because he was on tour too much and we all know that Lauri isn't the most reliable one when it comes to not cheat x_X

    [don't know what that had with the song]

    Can't wato see them in Bulgaria for the free concert on 10/29.08 :] \m/
    RazoRadiationon September 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*can't wait to* oopsie .. I can't tyPe ^_^'
    RazoRadiationon September 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"For 40 days and nights I was chained to your bed
    You thought that was the end of the story
    Something inside me called freedom came alive"

    That definitely, for me, says how commitment in a relationship made him feel like he was trapped for what felt like a long time, and he didn't want it, then he decided to 'be free.'
    Haha, yes, I agree he isn't the most reliable.
    WheresAdaliaon October 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLauri has stated that the song is about something terrible that happened in the world, while they were writing the lyrics. I don't know what exactly that is.

    But to me it's about his past relationships. About being controlled by your partner, and then finally letting go, to be free.
    kirzon October 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit makes me think of the one i love as well...very powerful beautiful woman who controls people through her beauty?
    worldrebelon January 03, 2010   Link
  • -1
    Song MeaningThe actual meaning, as said by Lauri himself, is That Lauri is being used by a girl, who is only with him, to get the precious "Black crystal rose" which is very evin. He calls her an evil btch
    TheRasmus666xon December 03, 2008   Link

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