"The World Without" as written by and Alison Loren/burton Sudol....
it must be written that the
moon elbowed the stars and
said, let's do our best to
make it hard for them
your house turned into paper
cranes, we watched the wind
blow them away
some sorry comfort I was then

the weight of a mountain
the skin off your knees
from climbing back to me

we can work this out
I believe, although it seems impossible

they turned our skeletons to wood,
and scattered matches underfoot
we must walk carefully in place

the circles darken 'round our eyes
and yet our bodies, when combined
they gleam like diamonds in a cave

the weight of a mountain
the skin off your knees
from climbing back to me

we can work this out
I believe, although it seems impossible now
keep the world without
only the two of us count
two voices loud
it is possible now
though they wore us down
we'll find our way again

heloise gave her whole heart to pete
now eternally sleeps by his side
oh, go ahead, fate, oh, give us your best
what is worth living for is worth a fight
into the night

we can work this out
I believe, although it seems impossible now
oh, without a doubt
we'll work this out
yeah, they'll hurt us now
on my knees, it makes me want
to scream and shout
yeah, we'll work this out
just the two of us now
keep the world without


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    Lyric Correction(These are the actual lyrics)

    It must be written that the moon
    Elbowed the stars and said
    Let's do our best to make it hard for them

    Your house turned into paper cranes
    We watched the wind blow them away
    Some sorry comfort I was then

    The weight of a mountain
    The skin off your knees
    Come climbing up to me

    We can work this out, I believe
    Although it seems impossible

    They turned our skeletons to wood
    And scattered matches underfoot
    We must walk carefully these days

    The circles darken around our eyes
    And yet our bodies, when combined
    They gleam like diamonds in a cave

    The weight of a mountain
    The skin off your knees
    From climbing back to me

    We can work this out, I believe
    Although it seems impossible now
    Keep the world without
    only the two of us count

    Two voices loud, it is possible now
    They’ll try to tear us down
    But we'll find our way again

    And Heloise gave her whole heart to Pete
    Now eternally sleeps by his side
    Oh, go ahead, fate, oh, give us your best
    What is worth living for is worth a fight
    Into the night

    We can work this out, I believe
    Although it seems impossible now
    Yeah, without a doubt, we'll work it out

    They can’t hurt us now
    I’m on my knees, it makes me want to scream and shout
    Yeah, we'll work this out, just the two of us
    Keep the world without, keep the world
    frenzydiamondson April 03, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"And Heloise gave her whole heart to Pete
    Now eternally sleeps by his side"

    Referring to the story of Peter Abelard and Heloise, who had an illicit love affair in the twelfth century. They had a son and secretly married, but were seperated and Abelard was castrated by Heloise's angry uncle. Abelard became a monk, and Heloise became a nun. After Abelard died his remains were given to Heloise and the two are buried side by side in the same crypt in Paris.
    chellerrificon July 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is definitely my favourite of the new album.
    dustybreezeon October 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti think the song is about two lovers whose relationship is starcrossed (wonderful play on words writing about the moon telling the stars to make it "hard for them", in some way or another. pete and heloise were two people in love; pete was a teacher of some sort, and heloise was his student, and they fell in love, but they had to keep their love a secret. long story short, she got pregnant and to keep everything from getting worse, pete became a monk and heloise an abbess, but for the rest of their lives they struggled to keep their feelings for each other within reason of their religious life choices, never being able to really show it, but never ceasing the feeling.

    the whole song obviously points to a couple where society, or people, or whatever makes it seem impossible for the two lovers to be together, but the narrator refuses to give up their love, and tells the other to keep the faith in their relationship, because despite the pain and strife they'll go through, they'll be together in the end.
    keereeraron October 23, 2009   Link

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