"I Love The World" as written by and Angelique Bianca....
The roll of distant thunder breaks, the afternoon of silence wakes
They hurry through from Petergate as if they know this dance
In fury blind, I drive at night across the moors, the open roads
Beneath the freezing starry skies, racing in some trance
These cities are illusions of some triumph over Nature's laws
We've seen the iron carcass rust and buildings topple into dust
And as the waters rise, it seems we cling to all the rootless things
The Christian lies, technology, while spirits scream and sing
Oh God I love the world

Well I never said I was a clever man but I know enough to understand
That the endless leaps and forward plans will someday have to cease
You blind yourselves with comfort lies like lightning never strikes you twice
And we laugh at your amazed surprise as the Ark begins to sink
This temple that is built so well to separate us from ourselves
Is a power grown beyond control, a will without a face
And watching from outside I wish that I could wash my hands of this
But we are locked together here, this bittersweet embrace
Oh God I love the world

And if one day the final fire explodes across the whitened sky
I know you've said you'd rather die and make it over fast
With courage from your bravest friends, waiting outside for the end
With no bitterness but an innocence that I can't seem to grasp
I know somehow I will survive - this fury just to stay alive
So drunk with sickness, weak with pain, I can walk the hills one last time
Scarred and smiling, dying slow, I'll scream to no one left at all
I told you so, I told you so, I told you so . .
Oh God I love the world


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"I Love the World" as written by Justin Edward Sullivan Justin Sullivan

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    General CommentOn the Psycho side of things, don't we all try to kill what cannot belong to us ? It's a song about the destruction of the Earth and about how warning signs aren't read:
    "Scarred and smiling, dying slow, I'll scream to no one left at all: I told you so, I told you so, I told you so . ."

    We all love the world so start by signing the Kyoto treaty and throw all your SUV's away. Because today is already too late.

    "Is a power grown beyond control" Now that everybody is used to the "US comfort" in the western world it's hard to go back, isn't it ? Will you agree to shave with cold water in the morning? Allow yourself only short showers and walk/ride to work ?
    Hmmm to used to your style of life, aren't you?

    (Provocative thoughts leads to thinking)
    CanaDaveon September 14, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"I Love The World"

    Oh, the irony.
    MercyKilleron May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song and band defines several years of my life. this album is excellent and this is one the best songs on it. the lyrics and fast-paced, pounding, fun yet somehow tense music blend perfectly together to create just the right ironic feel. justin sullivan's vocals are powerful as usual you can almost see him talking in front of you, his facial expressions vivid...
    blackalisson March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOn the Psycho side of things, don't we all try to kill what cannot belong to us ? It's a song about the destruction of the Earth and about how warning signs aren't read:
    "Scarred and smiling, dying slow, I'll scream to no one left at all: I told you so, I told you so, I told you so . ."

    We all love the world so start by signing the Kyoto treaty and throw all your SUV's away. Because today is already too late.

    "Is a power grown beyond control" Now that everybody is used to the "US comfort" in the western world it's hard to go back, isn't it ? Will you agree to shave with cold water in the morning? Allow yourself only short showers and walk/ride to work ?
    Hmmm to used to your style of life, aren't you?

    (Provocative thoughts leads to thinking)
    CanaDaveon September 14, 2005   Link
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    Song MeaningProlific band with over 120 songs out. Generally called a punk band, but more of a rock protest band, I'd say. Facetious title, early '89. Interesting perspective at the end: friend wants to go out and die, he wants to survive to say, "I told you so!" And if one day the final fire explodes across the whitened sky I know you've said you'd rather die and make it over fast With courage from your bravest friends, waiting outside for the end With no bitterness but an innocence that I can't seem to grasp I know somehow I will survive - this fury just to stay alive So drunk with sickness, weak with pain, I can walk the hills one last time Scarred and smiling, dying slow, I'll scream to no one left at all I told you so, I told you so, I told you so . . Oh God I love the world
    jonleedson January 06, 2013   Link

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