"The Way of Your World" as written by and Aristotelis Vasilios Mihalopulos....
It's all been done before and
No one can listen to anyone's answers
They're drifting farther everyday
And they say

"We hold our hands to block the sun
We blame the light for what we've done
We look away so We'll forget what We've become"

First take what you want
Then you throw it away
This is the way of their world
Don't know what you've got
Until it's taken away
This is the way of your
World

When the night falls you know who you are
And you cast reflections as the mirror gathers rust

"It's so safe and lonely with you"
Lovers ripping in two
Grind away 'till nothing's left
There's nothing left inside

First take what you want
Then you throw it away
This is the way of their world
Don't know what you've got
Until it's taken away
This is the way of your
World
Your lives will fade before their time
And you'll never say goodbye

The end of all the things you know
And all of what you can be
It's fading fast before you

What we want, we are


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"The Way of Your World" as written by Aristotelis Vasilios Mihalopulos

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    General CommentThe first verse seems pretty easy to grasp.

    - The second part of the first verse to me seems to be the truth about a lot of people. Few people out there have the answers to problems(world, family, love, etc.), yet they go unheard because they're no one special, and people believe nothing is original anymore. It also to me means that the answers are just so obvious, yet we'd rather just not take action to fix anything, and instead we should just point the fingers. Eventually, we just look away from what has grown into a Sh*t mess, which a lot of people tend to do. They let a problem grow out of control and just look away, because it's easier to do so.

    also, this song seems to be about two people, lovers. breaking up. The CHORUS to me, the first part anyway "first take what you want and then you throw it away, this is the way of their world" seems to be his lover, who he generalizes as a group of people - who gets what they want, and discards it.

    The second part "don't know what you got till it's taken away" - to me is It hits him like a brick, cause he didn't realize what he had until his lover discarded him.

    This song could be about so many things. World problems, love, family, friends, maybe people in general..


    iDweavon November 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHere's what Ari wrote in an interview about the song:

    "TWOYW- in GENERAL: A commentary on the unexamined life that many people
    lead: replete with abdication of responsibility- and ultimately how the
    writer (that's me) feels that this world is not his own (because although
    I understand, I cannot relate).

    In specific- the first lines are defeatist- the idea that even though the
    "answers" have been around forever, no one cares enough to listen to them.
    It goes on to reference Plato's Cave, with the idea that the denizens
    blame knowledge for their unhappiness, and would rather live ignorant than
    self aware and vigilant.

    The chorus is pretty self explanatory- when you don't know what you are
    and subsequently, what your purpose is, you never know what you really
    want or need.

    The second verse hits on the idea that even the most self deluded or
    ignorant tend to have moments of clarity, and these often occur in the
    night time, when no one is around to distract or impress- but even then,
    projection on other people occurs.

    Finally, the idea of a person with great internal conflict, and the
    analogy of the feelings that people have in a dimming relationship (afraid
    to end for need of safety but running out of the love that sustained it)
    and how that drains energy and life. And the wasted potential of the self
    aware human being resulting in a "death" before the body. The things we
    want define who we are- so know who you are, and you can get what you
    want!"
    rezo17on November 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHere's what Ari wrote in an interview about the song:

    "TWOYW- in GENERAL: A commentary on the unexamined life that many people
    lead: replete with abdication of responsibility- and ultimately how the
    writer (that's me) feels that this world is not his own (because although
    I understand, I cannot relate).

    In specific- the first lines are defeatist- the idea that even though the
    "answers" have been around forever, no one cares enough to listen to them.
    It goes on to reference Plato's Cave, with the idea that the denizens
    blame knowledge for their unhappiness, and would rather live ignorant than
    self aware and vigilant.

    The chorus is pretty self explanatory- when you don't know what you are
    and subsequently, what your purpose is, you never know what you really
    want or need.

    The second verse hits on the idea that even the most self deluded or
    ignorant tend to have moments of clarity, and these often occur in the
    night time, when no one is around to distract or impress- but even then,
    projection on other people occurs.

    Finally, the idea of a person with great internal conflict, and the
    analogy of the feelings that people have in a dimming relationship (afraid
    to end for need of safety but running out of the love that sustained it)
    and how that drains energy and life. And the wasted potential of the self
    aware human being resulting in a "death" before the body. The things we
    want define who we are- so know who you are, and you can get what you
    want!"
    rezo17on November 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I saw "we blame the light for what we've done," I thought of how people sometimes blame God for what's happening to them.

    Just a thought
    michael2150on October 17, 2010   Link

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