"World of Chances" as written by John Mayer and Demi Lovato....
You've got a face for a smile, you know
A shame you waste it
When you're breaking me slowly but I've

Got a world of chances, for you
I've got a world of chances, for you
I've got a world of chances
Chances that you're burning through.

I've got a paper and pen
I go to write a goodbye
And that's when I know I've

Got a world of chances, for you
I've got a world of chances, for you
I've got a world of chances
Chances that you're burning through

Oh I'm going my own way
My faith has lost its strength again
And oh It's been too hard to say
We're falling off the edge again

We're at an end
We're at an end

Maybe you'll call me someday
Hear the operator say the number's no good
And that she had

A world of chances, for you
She had a world of chances, for you
She had a world of chances
Chances you were burning through
Chances you were burning through
Chances you were burning through oh

You've got a face for a smile, you know


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"World of Chances" as written by Demitria Lovato John Clayton Mayer

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Walt Disney Music Company, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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  • +3
    General Commenti think it's about her father.

    "Maybe you'll call me someday
    Hear the operator say the number's no good
    And that she had a world of chances for you"

    maybe like if he wanted to talk or see her again, she wouldn't want him to come back again.?

    or this song is about a guy..

    i like this song a lot.
    enelaon July 23, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI think this is about a girl who keeps trying to break up with a guy but she loves him too much so every time she tries to, she reminds herself she's "got a world of chances" and that she'll give him another chance. But then he messes up again,and even though she doesn't want to, she decides its finally over.

    "It's been too hard to say, we're falling of the edge again, we're at an end."

    And in the end he tries to get her back but he's had all the chances in the world and his time is up and she's moved on.

    "Maybe you'll call me someday
    Hear the operator say the number's no good
    And that she had a world of chances for you
    She had a world of chances for you
    She had a world of chances
    Chances you were burning through
    Chances you were burning through
    Chances you were burning through"



    MusiqueChildon December 05, 2009   Link
  • +3
    My Interpretationi think this song is about her suicide and bullying,

    at first she says how they've got a face for a smile, but they are just so caught up in bringing her down and bullying her that they never show their kindness, i think the chances she keeps giving is to the bully and each chance is breaking her slowly because they keep tearing her apart.

    and then it says : "I've got a paper and pen, I go to write a goodbye"
    i think that's talking about a suicide letter, but then she realizes she's got a world of chances.

    then she says she's lost faith and that she's falling off the edge and that she's at an "end" so that suggests that she committed suicide

    "Maybe you'll call me someday
    Hear the operator say the number's no good"
    i think this part says that the bully tried calling and finding her but the "operator" says that the "numbers no good" which symbolizes that she isn't there anymore

    "She had a world of chances, for you
    She had a world of chances
    Chances you were burning through"
    and then it goes to past tense which shows that she HAD those chances but not anymore because she's dead


    "You've got a face for a smile, you know"
    she just wants the bully to know that even after she's gone she wants them to smile and stop the hate
    thatkidnoonelikeson May 02, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLove this!!! ♥
    You can so tell John Mayer helped her write this,
    something about this song reminds me of his!
    But anyways, love it!!!
    MusicLover23on July 22, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song...
    It's amazing, & Yes, you can totally tell that John Mayer helped write this.
    The whole vibe is like his.
    loideanheartsuon July 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti like this song from her new album
    Breakingbenjaminfanon July 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationA relationship where she keeps getting hurt by her partner, even though she's given them chance after chance to make it right. She breaks things off and wonders if they'll try to contact her one day to no avail because she's long moved on.

    I can really see how much she's matured with this song. The lyrics are actually pretty fantastic.
    bornbackwardson July 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit could possibly be about a friend who keeps giving up on life and her problems.

    'You've got a face for a smile, you know
    A shame you waste it
    When you're breaking me slowly'

    that could be about how beautiful this friend is and she deserves happiness and love, but its no use cause her friend fakes a smile to pretend shes okay but that hurts her cause she knows everythings not okay

    along the line of having second chances but her friend has given up on everything
    dreamingawakexon July 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about a girl who is contstantly forgiving a guy for the stupid things that he does, giving him all the chances in the world even though she probably realizes he doesn't deserve it. Then one day she decides she's had enough and says she's had enough.
    get_togetheron August 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song can be about anyone who has used and abused every chance you have given them. The lyrics are amazing and they leave some ambiguity as to who the song could be about. this is one of my favorite songs on the album!
    chasinglights35on August 13, 2009   Link

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