"World Sick" as written by and Charles Spearin David Andrew Whiteman....
We got a minefield of crippled affection
All for the borrowed mirror connection
That's why I'm leaving this spoken detention
I'm a romance addict so that I can confess that

I get world sick every time I take a stand
Well, I get world sick, my love is for my man

We got a lady who's wanting to dance
Men with the maybe looking for endings

And I get world sick every time I take a stand
Yeah, I get world sick, my love is for my man

I'm sick of the self-love, losing the bless me
The exit the roof of the rule of what we'll be
And all the destroyers that never wore dresses
They live for the older, well I'll confess this

I get world sick every time I take a stand
Yeah, I get world sick, my love is for my man
I get world sick every time I take a stand
Yeah, I get world sick, my love is for my man


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"World Sick" as written by Charles Spearin Brendan Canning

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    General CommentWell, one of the members of BSS is gay... so if those are the correct lyrics, I reckon this song is a bit of Prop 8 outrage.
    scottttywon May 07, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionAfter listening to this song obsessively I really think some of the lyrics are incorrect:

    I really think it is "That's why I'm leaving this spoken detention" as opposed to "...spoken protection"
    I also believe it is "I get world sick every time I take a stand" instead of "...take a step" - this logically rhymes with land.

    While I am near 100% sure that what I have written above is correct, I am less sure of the last line of the first stanza, because the line definitely begins with "And...". I believe he may be saying something along the lines of being a romance addict, but I think the phrasing above is incorrect.


    In total I think this song is a beautiful comeback from BSS. It has been too long since their last album. This song is so epic, and heartfelt, it really strikes a chord with me. I simply cannot wait until Forgiveness Rock Record.
    beardsofwomenon February 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFYI the lyrics are on BSS' website, and it is in fact "and I romanced some dicks so that I could confess that" as the fourth line...



    we got a mine field of cripple affection
    all for the borrowed mirror connection
    that why im leavin the spoken detention
    and I romanced some dicks so that I could confess that

    I get world sick everytime I take a stand
    I get world sick
    my love is for my man

    We got ladies born into dead ends,
    men with the maybes
    looking for endings

    I'm sick of the self loved loser who blessed me
    the exit that rules the ruling of what will be
    and all the destroyers who never wore dresses
    they live for the older while I confess this
    I get world sick everytime I take a stand
    I get world sick
    my love is for my man
    eyes0reon June 02, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningOriginally had this wonderful breakdown, a couple key lines explained and broken down...but i accidentally hit back and it didn't let me go forward again ugh...
    cliffnotes of what i wrote earlier:

    "my love is for my man" and "and I romanced some dicks so that I could confess that" suggest that the literal narrative follows a gay man's frustrations (though technically any lover who feels emotionally-oppressed in some way) as he describes through the song why he wants to come out. in the chorus, he rationalizes

    "and I romanced some dicks so that I could confess that i get world sick every time i try to take a stand"
    every time he stands up, every moment of every day, he feels sick with the world and his place within it. so he decided to embrace his lifestyle (romance some dicks) and come out (confess that, "I get world sick when I take a stand ("I'm tired of this bullshit...") i get world sick my love is for my man ("because damn it, i'm gay and i shouldn't have to hide that").
    but that line also acts a connection. look back at the previous lines non-literally:

    "we got a mine field of cripple affection"
    literal: our flaming passion is hindered by society and considered a disorder ('cripple')
    symbolic: we as a collective have so much empathy and desire to change the world (title of song is "WORLD sick"), but it gets labeled as bullshit, trivial, aimless

    "all for the borrowed mirror connection"
    literal: and to live this life i have to put on this face. this face i put on outside, closeted, feels like it's not mine, it's like looking into the mirror and seeing an unfamiliar face ("borrowed mirror").
    symbolic: despite our desire to change the world, we have to go with the day-to-day machine, just to stay alive/afloat, and it feels foreign.

    "that why im leavin the spoken detention"
    literal: being closeted is not being able to express due to societal pressures and sometimes even actual laws. speech is taken and locked away for-seemingly-ever ('spoken detention'). here the narrator begins to realize coming out is a possibility, and that it should be undergone. it's exciting because the actual action of coming out, and by that i mean 'the mental decision finally being reached to do something, the motivation, the divine realization', is realized right at the peak chorus in this song to the narrator at the same time as the audience.
    symbolic: BSS use the metaphor of a gay man feeling closeted, wanting to come out and then (in the chorus) coming out for feeling frustrated at society but also numbed from constant frustration, realizing that this numbness is the problem not the frustrations themselves and then (in the chorus) removing the numbness. here is where the realizing the numbness begins.

    "and I romanced some dicks so that I could confess that i get world sick every time i take a stand"
    literal: mentioned already, but again, he is coming out due to no longer being able to stomach being closeted.
    symbolic: acts a bridge. bridges the developing metaphor with what the metaphor is actually trying to say. allows the audience to gain empathy for the closeted man's situation and this helps better understand the dual-meaning of the song.

    "I get world sick my love is for my man"
    literal: coming out
    symbolic: love for mankind, can't stomach the state of the world anymore or pretend that my numbness to my frustration is rational any longer

    I write a lot and I'm really into interpretation, objectivity and metaphors/allegories. Peep my website. Click my profile page and it's there.
    AndrewVSon November 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song. Can't wait to hear the new album.
    rentboyon February 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat first, i thought he was saying "spoken detection," but i think you're right with "spoken detention." i also agree with "i get world sick every time i take a STAND."

    i hear the "and" at the beginning of the last line of the first stanza, too, but i can't make out what he could be saying.

    i'm uncertain about this line as well: "the exit the roof of the rule of what we'll be." this is a tough song to decipher. i almost think i hear: "the exit the rue filled rule of what will be"... but, honestly, i have no clue. i'm pulling that out of the air :)

    and what's with the part about the dresses? i kept thinking i heard "...who'd never address this," or something about addressing something... because it made more sense to me, and i want to hear what i want to... but, alas, it really does sound like he's talking about dresses.

    anyway, thanks for the lyrics, wehateyourhate.
    i definitely think this song is great. when the chorus kicks in, it's sooo good. i listen to my music way too loud, though.
    TheWrongGirlon February 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionPitchfork Magazine does state that it is "I get world sick every time I take a stand", and that Kevin Drew is voicing our opinions on the frustrations that we currently have with the current world leaders.
    burgandyon February 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just changed the lyrics to "stand" instead of "step". Such a glorious song.
    wehateyourhateon March 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA beautiful song. Only BSS can make a quintet of guitars sound so melodious!
    I get World Sick waiting for the new album!
    rajwoodsonon March 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it not "My love is for my man" ? Beautiful sentiment if so.
    leahperon March 26, 2010   Link

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