"Rule My World" as written by Eirik Glambek Boe and Erlend Otre Oeye....
You set yourself above
Better off forgiving god
You claim that you believe in
Your kind is gonna fall
Your ship is sinking fast
And all your able men are leaving

Only someone
Who's morally
Superior can possibly
And honestly deserve
To rule my world

I talk before I think
You shoot before you know
Who's in your line of fire
So somehow we're the same
We're causing people pain
But I stand and take the blame
You scramble to the night

Only someone
Who's morally
Superior can possibly
And honestly deserve
Only someone
Who's morally
Superior can possibly
And honestly deserve

To rule my world
To rule my world
To rule my world
To rule my world
To rule my world
To rule my world
To rule my world
To rule my world
To rule my world
To rule my world

Explain me one more time
When they kill it's a crime
When you kill it is justice


Lyrics submitted by lutti, edited by nevito77, ttaroy, izrjqroe

"Rule My World" as written by Erlend Otre Oeye Eirik Glambek Boe

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  • +1
    General CommentWhoa. They're totally underappreciated here. Well, I think most of their lyrics are actually satire. For the first time you may be swooned by their catchy guitar plays or "the two soft voices blended in perfection" . But if you listen more carefully you may find their bitterness.
    TheWalnutTreeon June 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNot just George Bush -- but the United States generally. Who else but the United States has purported to "rule the world"? "I talk before I think" -- probably a reference to Europe and its tendency to criticize, sometimes indiscriminately. "You shoot before you know who's in your line of fire" -- perhaps a reference to the U.S. and its indiscriminate bombings, its drone strikes, killing civilians. The song ends: "Explain to me one more time/When they kill it's a crime/When you kill it is justice." This could be interpreted as criticism of warfare, or, perhaps, of capital punishment in the United States.
    ThriftyDriftyon December 31, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou scramble to deny it*

    Explain to me one more time*
    elfioton October 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttoo obvious what this song is about

    great of putting it in words. awesome song
    fantastic toasteron November 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhoa. They're totally underappreciated here. Well, I think most of their lyrics are actually satire. For the first time you may be swooned by their catchy guitar plays or "the two soft voices blended in perfection" . But if you listen more carefully you may find their bitterness.
    TheWalnutTreeon June 15, 2010   Link
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    General Commenthhumbert:
    At first thought I said to myself no way, but after taking another look, I could definitely see that as a possibility, given the opening and closing lines specifically. Open to interp. I guess.

    "You set yourself above
    that all forgiving god
    you claim that you believe in
    your kind is gonna fall
    your ship is sinking fast
    and all your able men are leaving"
    -- -- --
    "Explain to me one more time
    when they kill it's a crime
    when you kill it is justice"
    Krames017on February 12, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt is obvious what this song is about to me, but my wife doesn't agree. My interpretation of it is that the song is very critical about George W. Bush. To me, it's very darn clear. Thoughts?
    hhumberton October 28, 2011   Link

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