"As If The World Wasn't Ending" as written by and Toni Kakko....
Started a dangerous game that's not won by
The person who made the first move
Chose to be targeted by all those eyes
And now, some of you think I'm a fool

I guess I am guilty, I'm only a man
But this world is imperfect too,
And that just has to do

I chose not to hear what the smart people said,
And instead played my cards like a fool
Every day took a chance to get caught in the fire,
These flames do not burn like I do

I wait in line to be hung by the neck,
until everyone sees I'm right
I need to have my chains

Removed and hide here
While the spotlight's seeking me
Forget the world for now, my Love,
And live these days with me
As if the world wasn't ending

Cheers

Masks removed we hide here
While the spotlight's seeking me
Forget the world for now, my Love,
And live these days with me
As if the world wasn't ending

Take me where I cannot hear
The people calling me
Pour Whisky, Brandy, Vodka
Come and live this night with me
As if the world wasn't ending


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"As If the World Wasn't Ending" as written by Toni Kakko

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    Song MeaningI was fortunate enough to see Sonata Arctica live in January 2010, before performing this song, Tony explained that it highlights the importance of a friend or partner who you can rely on in your time of need... a companion who's not concerned with what other people are saying, because they trust and believe in you... the type of person who will stand by you, when no one else does.

    The song isn't about the end of the world, or anything along those lines. My guess is the line "as if the world wasn't ending" simply refers to the overreactions of the people calling him a fool. They make a mountain out of a molehill, so to speak. He and his partner ("my love") spend time away from their usual group or area ("take me where I cannot hear the people calling me"), until the commotion has settled down and it's safe for him to show his face again ("until everyone sees that I'm right").

    Basically, it's all about having a close friend or partner who will look after you... support you.
    Roontangon January 16, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentNo comments here? I really like a lot this song. It makes me think about the end of the world, even if I'm not quite sure that it is really what Tony wants to talk about in this song, anyway, makes me think that when "everything fades to grey" :P love and relationships will remain the only last things worth caring about.

    Forget the world for now, my Love,
    And live these days with me
    As if the world wasn't ending...

    Probably this is not the true meaning of the song. But I like to think about this in this sense. (2012 is getting closer...ehehehe just kidding). S.A.'s songs are beautiful also because they can be interpretated in many, maaany different ways.

    Sorry for the mistakes..I'm not English!
    WhitePearlBlackOceanson September 04, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti think its about someone who has made alot of mistakes in life and is asking the one he loves to forget the past and live the rest of their days together in the present
    SAognenovskion September 06, 2010   Link

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