"The World We Live In" as written by Brandon Flowers, Dave Brent Keuning, Mark August Stoermer and Ronnie Jr. Vannucci....
This is world that we live in
I feel myself get tired
This is the world that we live in

Well maybe I was mistaken
I heard a rumor that you quit this day and age
Well maybe I was mistaken

Bless your body, bless your soul
Pray for peace and self control

I gotta believe it's worth it
Without a victory,
I'm so sanctified and free
Well maybe I'm just mistaken

Lesson learned and the wheels keep turning

This is the world that we live in
I can't take blame for two
This is the world that we live in
And maybe we'll make it through

Bless your body, bless your soul
Pray for peace and self-control

Underneath the waterfall
Baby we're still in this

This is the world that we live in
Feel myself get tired
This is the world that we live in

I had a dream that I was falling, down
There's no next time, alone
A storm wastes its water on me
But my life was free

I guess it's the world that we live in
It's not too late for that
This is the world that we live in
And no, we can't go back

This is the world that we live in
We still want something real
This is the world that we live in
I know that

This is the world that we live in

Lyrics submitted by mooaura, edited by CinderLunar

"The World We Live In" as written by Dave Brent Keuning Brandon Flowers

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

The World We Live In song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +9
    General CommentThis is in regards to Vivalavida's comment "This isn't the killers we know of This isn't the "this river is wild " Killers this isn't the mr brightside killers I beg The killers to come back strong with their next album."

    You're right. It's not "This River Is Wild" or "Mr. Brightside". But really, have you even heard anything else they've done? If you follow The Killers and truly love them as a band, as do I, then you will love this album in its entirety for being something that has set The Killers above the rest of mainstream rock. Every song they have done is something different than you've ever heard from any other rock band. But they still rock. And you want to know why? They're innovative unlike, dare I say it, Coldplay whose albums tend to run together. Every album The Killers have done has a different feel to it.

    If you actually listened to their songs other than their radio singles, you would see that this song, as well as this whole album, is The Killers. It is just as much of who they are as the rest of their albums.
    hde6on January 01, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionInstead of "I know that we can YIELD over time" I think it is "I know that we can HEAL over time"...

    But English is not my native language...
    But it'd make a lot more of sense.

    For me, at least.

    danzeroon December 15, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthaha it isn't that bad
    i just heard this playing in mcdonald's the other day though...
    jaydawgtwo04on April 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPersonally, I love this song! It reminds me a lot of a song Paul McCartney would write.

    Also, who cares if albums don't sound the same? Bands have the right to change their sound or go where they feel is creatively right for their band. I don't know about you, but if artists released the same sort of album three or four times I would definitely get bored and stop listening. I have been listening to The Killers from the beginning (and I'm not talking about just listening to singles on the radio). I really admire a band that can take a different direction and still produce an incredible album.
    Enitsujon February 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. I think it's the best on the new album. I came to check out the lyrics and I'm surprised that people would prefer The River is Wild over this song. The River is Wild is horrible. This album is so much more solid that Sams Town. After Sams Town I decided to give up on The Killers, but I'm lucky I came across this album used. Album is great. This song is amazing.
    simpson_jkon April 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother awesome song by the Killers. :)
    wallflowerson November 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this one.
    Camomileon November 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can always connect there songs to my own life.
    jackie4on November 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't get why people are upset with the album I love it. I personally prefer Sam's Town but this is still a wonderful album, especially this song.
    zebraplopon December 04, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually think the meaning of this song is connected to some other songs on the album. He is dissapointed in the world he lives in today. In "Human", he pointed out his dissapointment in society, and questioned whether people were thinking for themselves.
    In this song, he says "bless your body, bless your soul, pray for peace and self control", which, like tef pointed out, sounds like Shania Twain. He is basically stating what "dancers" do, since he has found that the person he is speaking to IS a "dancer" (they don't think for themselves) and not a human, or, they haven't quit this day and age.
    He says we can't go back, but he still wants "something real".
    That's my interpretation, hope it makes sense.
    nosheepleon December 04, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top