"The Whole World Is Watching" as written by Robert Westerholt, Sharon Den Adel and Daniel Gibson....
You live your life
You go day by day
Like nothing can go wrong
These skies are made
They're changing the game
You learn to play it hard

And I know you wish for more
And I know you try
And I hope you realize
You know the time is right

The whole world is watching when you rise
The whole world is beating for you right now
Your whole life is flashing before your eyes
It's all in this moment that changes all

What are you waiting for?
What are you fighting for?
'Cause time's always slipping away
The whole world is watching
The whole world is watching
You and you rise.

You build your walls
Then break them away
'Cause that is what it takes
You saved yourself
You found who you are
And that never goes away

And I know you wish for more
And I know you try
And I hope you realize
You know the time is right

The whole world is watching when you rise
The whole world is beating for you right now
Your whole life is flashing before your eyes
It's all in this moment that changes all

What are you waiting for?
What are you fighting for?
'Cause time's always slipping away
The whole world is watching
Yeah, the whole world is watching
You and you rise

Your sacrifice comes through your mind
But nothing is wasted
You made it now
You rise again, breaking out
He said that you're taken you paid the price

The whole world is watching
The whole world is watching
The whole world is watching
You and you rise

What are you waiting for?
What are you fighting for?
'Cause time's always slipping away
The whole world is watching
Yeah, the whole world is watching
You and you rise


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"Whole World Is Watching" as written by Sharon Den Adel Daniel Gibson

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    General Commentok
    it,s a song full of hope and passion ...
    telling you to break the walls you have created around yourself like : saying i cant do that !!! it,s too hard and on ...
    ( whole world is watching you ... )
    world contains you,re friends and enemies , they are watching you too see how you try and rise OR fall down
    it,s my idea and it may not be what they were thinking while writing the song but it is music , makes a lot of meanings for people .
    motyon May 01, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of a story I heard about a Navy SEAL who jumped on a grenade to save his friends.

    You live your life
    You go day by day
    Like nothing can go wrong
    These scars are made
    They're changing the game
    You learn to play it hard

    Soldiers in war zones try to go on with their daily lives despite the fact that they're in constant danger from the enemy. They try to put it out of their mind that they could be killed at any minute. Bad things happen to the people close to them, but for them that's life and they have to carry on. This must've been what the SEAL's life was like in the weeks before he died.

    And I know you wish for more
    And I know you try
    And I hope you realize
    You know the time is right

    The SEAL was very young when he died; he wished for a long, full life back home after the war. He tried everyday to fight for his country so he could go home to his family, but he realized that his job might prevent that from happening.

    The whole world is watching when you rise
    The whole world is beating for you right now
    Your whole life is flashing before your eyes
    It's all in this moment that changes all

    When the grenade fell near him, he realized that fate was in his hands and he chose who lived and who died. That moment changed his life and the lives of the other soldiers around him. His entire life flashed before his eyes, and he only had a second to make this life or death decision.

    What are you waiting for?
    What are you fighting for?
    'Cause time's always slipping away
    The whole world is watching
    Yeah, the whole world is watching
    You and you rise

    As a special ops soldier in a war zone, the amount of time he had left to do what he wanted to do was limited. His job was very important though; it would determine the outcome of the war and change history. He knew all the people that depended on him to help his country win the war, and he rose up to the challenge and gave his life.

    You build your walls
    Then break them away
    'Cause that is what it takes
    You saved yourself
    You found who you are
    And that never goes away

    SEALs spend their little free time trying to separate themselves from the horrors of war, but they're often quickly drawn back into them, either physically or psychologically. When the SEAL jumped on the grenade for his friends, he saved himself by escaping the war and dying for a noble reason. He found his true calling as a SEAL, and because of his selfless sacrifice, his memory would live on in history.

    Your sacrifice comes through your mind
    But nothing is wasted
    You made it now
    You rise again, breaking out
    He said that you're taken you paid the price

    As the grenade was about to explode, he quickly ran his options out in his mind. Nothing was wasted because in giving his own life, he saved his friends, so he didn't die for nothing. He rose above the enemy and broke out of his fear of dying. He paid the price for the conflict between his country and his enemy. He was the better person that day because he gave everything he had to save his comrades.
    songreader45on May 23, 2016   Link

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