"Lonely World" as written by Arni Hjorvar Arnason, Freddie Clayton Cowan, Peter Gareth Christopher Robertson and Justin James Hayward-young....
I knew who you were
It was perfectly obvious
I was uncomfortable playing it cool
But I feel like I have always known you

I can look close and I thought you would question it
Young in the night when we stared at the rest of the good for nay
Oh my god

I will hold you close
Because it is a lonely world
But would you want me to?
'Cause it is a lonely world

Well I put it off 'cause I'm painfully diffident
I played it out in my head from afar
But they trust me to convince my mother
You disappeared to my dissatisfaction
Oh, what could I have been if I had more time?
Oh, what is me?
Oh my god

I will hold you close
'Cause it is a lonely world
But would you want me to?
'Cause it is a lonely world

Yeah, I would hold you close
'Cause it is a lonely world
If I was confident
'Cause it is a lonely world

Yeah, I would hold you close
'Cause it is a lonely world
But would you want me to?
'Cause it is a lonely world

Yeah, I would hold you close
'Cause it is a lonely world
If I was confident
'Cause it is a lonely world


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"Lonely World" as written by Arni Hjorvar Arnason Justin James Hayward-young

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    General CommentSuch an underrated love song. To me, one of The Vaccines' best song.
    Jasrilon May 29, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about someone who believed they had finally met their soul mate.

    'I knew who you were it was perfectly obvious
    I was uncomfortable playing it cool
    But I feel like I have always known you'

    Something about the stranger raptured a sense of familiarity within the singer, which measured up to their ideal partner.
    However, the singer's lack of confidence and reserved tendancies caused a shyness within, which overwhelmed their ability to reveal to the person how they really felt

    Although the singer sensed a deep connection with the other, years of enduring the routine of loneliness forbade them to act and as a result made them 'to go miss my moment'

    Such feelings are rare, so, my advice to the anyone who has experienced such encounter- don't give up cos chances are the other felt it too.

    NB 'But they trust me to convince my mother' should read
    'But then trust me to go miss my moment'.
    lyricalpotionon December 21, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationAs @lyricalpotion said it's a song about finding that especial person in your life but your insecurities and shyness brings you to lose an opportunity to tell her your feelings, however I have a positive tought about the song because I find it beautiful and seems like another opportunity will come and you still want to hold her close 'cause you know this is a lonely world ...
    johnsarriaon December 01, 2014   Link

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