"When The World Was Round" as written by and Ian Hunter....
But the monsters won't leave them alone
You win some, you lose some, you ain't got much choice
But it's gotta be done, yeah it's gotta be done

'Cause everybody lies 'n' we're stuck in the middle
I think I liked it better when the world was round
There's too much information but not enough to go on
I think I liked it better when the world was round
I don't wanna put you off it
I don't wanna put you off it
But I think I liked it better when the world was round
And I wish that I could change it
Yes I wish that I could change it
I think I liked it better when the world was round

Is it my imagination

When I look back thru the ages
Is it my imagination

You win some, you lose some
You only got two shots, so you take one
(what have you done)

'Cause everybody lies 'n' we're stuck in the middle
I think I liked it better when the world was round
There's too much information but not enough to go on
I think I liked it better when the world was round
And I don't think we deserve this
No I don't think we deserve this
I think I liked it better when the world was round
Give me a reason to believe in
Give me a reason to believe in
I think I liked it better when the world was round
Maybe we can make it better
Maybe we can make it better
I think I liked it better when the world was round


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"When the World Was Round" as written by Ian Hunter

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    General CommentHave you noticed it? In the last 5 or so years there's been a shift in the basic rules of human decency. Kindness, compassion, common sense, responsibility, integrity, honesty . . . where'd they go? Ian sees it.

    There's a paradigm shift parallel to the shift that occured (metaphorically, perhaps) when it became clear that the world was not flat and the universe did not revolve around the earth. When man's basic truths change, when our model for the primal forces of nature is shattered,
    what are we left with to navigate?

    Stunning song. Gut wrenching to the point of bringing me to my knees.
    artmavenon November 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentRemember the kids in the playground avoiding the bullies each day
    Timing your life to the monsters, the monsters that won't go away
    When you win some, you lose some, you ain't got much choice
    So you choose one, what have you done?

    Everybody lies, we're stuck in the middle
    I think I liked it better when the world was round
    There's too much information, not enough to go on
    I think I liked it better when the world was round.

    Now that we're older and wiser, now we've got kids of our own
    Timing their lives to the monsters but the monsters won't leave them alone
    You win some, you lose some, you ain't got much choice
    But it's got to be done, yeah, it's got to be done.

    'Cause everybody lies, we're stuck in the middle
    I think I liked it better when the world was round
    There's too much information but not enough to go on
    I think I liked it better when the world was round;

    I don't want to put you off it, I don't want to put you off it
    But I think I liked it better when the world was round
    And I wish that I could change it, yes I wish that I could change it
    Think I liked it better when the world was round.

    Is it my imagination?
    When I look back through the ages?
    Is it my imagination? Yeah.

    Well, you win some, you lose some, you only got two shots
    So you take one, what have you done?

    'Cause everybody lies, we're stuck in the middle
    I think I liked it better when the world was round
    And I don't think we deserve this, no I don't think we deserve this
    I think I liked it better when the world was round
    Give me a reason to believe in, give me a reason to believe in
    I think I liked it better when the world was round
    Maybe we can make it better, maybe we can make it better
    I think I liked it better when the world was round
    When the world was round, when the world was round
    I think I liked it better when the world was round
    When the world was round, when the world was round


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    Hi. It's me, artmaven, SM member since something like 2006, trusted member for nearly as long. Love the site. I submitted these lyrics, apparently in 2010. Damn, that was a lifetime ago yet, feels like yesterday. No clue whether something happened since that time but the lyrics were incomplete when I came here, today, to share them with a friend. I don't remember submitting them in an incomplete form. I am fairly certain that I would have given serious attention to what I was doing with the lyrics of such an important tune. Then again, November 30, 2010 was a horrendously stressful time which is why I submitted the lyrics. Think of it as SM stress-therapy. Today's therapy session includes correcting the lyrics so they include *all* of the lyrics. Thanks for your time. ~artmaven

    After submitting the above correction, I received a message that the revision would be submitted to the copyright owner for approval and then discovered the following Lyric Revision Status:

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    artmaven November 30, 2010 Original

    Since it has been three years since I last attempted to correct the lyrics and nothing has changed, I thought it acceptable to make the correction, here, in the comments. I miss the old SM and my Trusted Member status. I think I liked it better when the world was round. Indeed.
    artmavenon May 03, 2016   Link

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