"World Of Two" as written by and John Mccrea....
I don't want to hear you whisper
I don't want to orbit your world of two

There's only room for you
In your world of two

I don't like to hang around you
I don't want to live in your world of two

There's only room for you
In your world of two

It's not that I don't like you
But it's not that I don't love you
It's not that I don't think you are
Two of the most
Perfectly
Beautiful
People in your world

In your world of two
There's only room for you
In your world of two
There's only room for you
In your world of two
In your world of two
There's only room
There's only room
There's only room
For you


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"World of Two" as written by John M Mccrea

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    General Comment I know a couple like this. They have been together for 5 years. They practically live together, they spend the large majority of their lives together. They have a joint bank account...together. I consider them both friends. But I limit my time with them. They seem to share a mind in eachothers' presence. It can be rather annoying at times. John accepts this, (as do I) but he keeps his distance as well.
    P.S.
    The percussion on this song is simple, effective and well-placed, one of the better songs on the album.
    radiocakedoveson June 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, most people think this song's another of Cake's broken relationship songs, but if you listen to it, you can see that it's about being around a couple totally absorbed in each other and feeling akward.
    Wrapidon June 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentat first i thought it was about being a third wheel, he doesn't like to hang out with them because he's left out and the other two will always put the other first. but i like JustJulie's idea too, that its a two-faced girl.
    orange_rainon February 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's funny to think of it as dating a person with multiple personalities.
    CarpeNoxon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe whole album Comfort Eagle is incredible. Never too much, never too little.
    nopoeticon May 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI keep thinking that this song is about a couple to which one of them is too preoccupied to care about the other person and only themselves.
    It may be a world of two but there's only room for you.
    So the focus is mainly aimed at the person that is the dominant in the relationship. While one of them has standards and pet peeves...etc. The other person must adapt and adhere to them, while having no say in the matter.
    So I think the song is about an extremely selfish significant other, who only thinks about themselves within the relationship.
    Chinchillabutton August 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA buddy of mine convinced me that this song is about a girl that the writer is in a relationship with, but she keeps trying to push her religion on him, and it is wrecking their relationship.

    "I don't want to
    Hear you whisper
    I don't want to orbit
    Your world of two "

    - Could be that he's sick of hearing her make religious comments during impractical and rather annoying times, and he's always forced to "orbit" her and god, as opposed to the girl orbiting him. In other words, he wants to be everything to this girl, but she shuts him out for her religon.

    "It's not that I don't like you
    But it's not that I don't love you
    It's not that I don't think you are
    Two of the most
    Perfectly
    Beautiful
    People in your world "

    - Basically he loves this chick, and he loves god, but he can't handle the fact that it is getting between their relationship on every level. He wishes that occasionally she would make decisions based on his well-being as opposed to her strict religious views.
    Mojolectroon June 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmm; I think he's insulting a girl he used to date. The lines...."It's not that I don't think you are
    Two of the most Perfectly Beautiful
    People in your world".... I think he's saying that she's two-faced & self-absorbed.
    That's my take on it.
    JustJulieon October 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about a guy or girl (but just b/c it's easier for me i'll say it's a guy) that's looking at his ex who has now found someone new. His jealousy is taking over him b/c of their past and now he doesn't even want to be friends because of what she did to him. Well that's pretty much the dilemma that I'm facing now. I love how Cake incorporates lyrics along with the trumpet.
    elangbam7on August 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOver the past 6 months since I bought "Comfort Eagle" and listened to this particular song, for some strange reason, I feel the central theme of "World of Two" has to do with observing the behavior of a pair of identical twins. Oddly enough, though, it makes sense--there's countless documentation of how identical twins, for instance, seem to be able to finish one another's sentences, or in certain circumstances, if one twin gets hurt physically, the other can feel the same pain, even when one can be far removed from the other.
    Throw in a hypothetical situation of the singer/observer as the twins' brother, and his insight becomes (at least to me) fairly valid.
    pharmageekon March 18, 2006   Link

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