don't take this, don't take this world away from me
don't take this world away from me
don't take this, don't take this world away from me
don't take this, don't take this world away

the future decides the roles we play
the struggles to sell the past away
the after thought is staring back on bad days
because our daughters and sons will live to pay
through every mistake that we have made
through every conviction we've betrayed
so let the children sing

don't take this, don't take this world away from me
don't take this world away from me

so while we contempt to waste away
the answer that only time could chase
the question we'll ask ourselves from here, to eternity
will it be worth the price to pay
to living the lives of our remains
how do you think we will explain
when the children sing

don't take this, don't take this world away from me
don't take this world away from me

can he find a way
to face today
with the eye on the things to come
cause mistakes we've made
bring on decay
and our chance to make a difference will be gone

so this is the price to pay (this is the price to pay)
for living in our remains (living in our remains)
just listen as the children sing

don't take this, don't take this world away (away)
don't take this world away from me
don't take this world away from me


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    General Commentthis songs pretty easy to understand, but its about how we are fucking up this world for the next generations to come, stated with "because our daughters and sons will live to paythrough every mistake that we have madethrough every conviction we've betrayed". "how do you think we will explain when the children sing" is saying what are we gonna tell our children when they ask us what happened to this world, because it was becuase of us. alot of sotys songs are full of meaning, and this is certainly one of them <3 oh and btw its "the children sing" not children song :)
    guitarcheeseon March 07, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionGuitarcheese could not have said it any better! Great meaning! You made a few mistakes.

    The future decides the roles we play
    and struggles to sell the past away
    the afterthought is staring back on better days
    cause our daughters and sons will live to pay
    for every mistake that we have made
    for every conviction we've betrayed
    let the children sing

    don't take this
    don't take this world away from me

    so are we condemned to waste away
    on answers that only time portrays
    a question we'll ask ourselves from here to eternity
    and will it be worth the price they'll pay
    for living their lives in our remains
    so how do you think we will explain
    when the children sing

    don't take this
    don't take this world away from me

    can we find a way
    to face today
    with an eye on the things to come
    cause mistakes we've made bring our decay
    and out chance to make a difference will be gone
    so this the price they'll pay
    for living in our remains
    so listen as the children sing.
    Romanceisdead91on March 08, 2010   Link
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    Romanceisdead91on March 08, 2010   Link

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