"Watch The World" as written by Travis L Barker and Tom Delonge....
I watched the smoke
As it grew darker
And blew up through the roof
I watched the fad
Who sobbed in panic
As the fire grew

I saw Virginia
Get rid of Langley, and its secrets too
I held your hand
And sat there knowing
That we'd make it through

I saw this man
Dispose of hunger
And soap opera too
I saw this field
That grew perfection
Full of things you do

I saw this box
Get rid of heartache
And cure cancer too
When I awoke
I sat there hoping
This is what we'll do

If we can
We will leave our letter and this song, for you
And we'll write, once a day
And float it through the sea, to you
We'll regret, all those things we thought of but didn't ever do

If we can, we will leave our letter and this song, for you
And we'll write, once a day
And float it through the sea, to you
We'll regret, all those things we thought of but didn't ever do
When the sky, seems to clear
Who will then be left, but a few, me and you


Lyrics submitted by KHAoTiX, edited by MGRaiden97, FrankHoover, ilcahon

"Watch the World" as written by Travis Barker Tom De Longe

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  • +2
    My InterpretationIn the first verse, the lyrics are fed and not fad. The fed is short for the federal reserve system which IS part of the government, it is the central bank of the united states and one of its responsibilities is printing new bils/destroying old bills. The first lines of the song are talking about burning down the fed/burning the country's money which is why the employees are panicking. Next, Langley is the town in Virginia where the CIA is headquarted. It is not an airforce base but there is an airforce base in Langley. The song is talking about getting rid of the CIA and making their secrets public. This whole verse is talking about overthrowing the government. I would really like to know how anybody thought this was anyway about 9/11 I fail to see any reference to that.
    trvsbrns9on October 03, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThat's the best i can do w/ the lyrics, this is an awesome song you guys, just wait till May 21st
    KHAoTiXon May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm counting down, lol. ;)
    Chelseaon May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is also about WTC and the people it effected and that we shouldnt forget it
    The_Atheiston May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dont Know Bout U all But this reminds me of Sept. 11th for some reason ... This is an awesome song im gonna get the cd tommorrow i thought id check out some songs first b-4 i baught it. This cd will kick ass ! C-ya (Awesome Song!!!!!!!!!)

    NFG KICKS ASS

    -STIX-
    ADimeADexteron May 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome!:) It's one of my favorite songs off the CD!;) HehE!:d I THINK THAT EVERYONE SHOULD GET THIS CD NOW!:)
    SMUSER19348on May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I got this cd and listened to this song and read the lyrics, I tried to figure out what this song meant, and I thought of september 11th, also. Also about the war, how "i saw this field
    that grew perfection
    fall of things you'd do" was like.. i dont know, a battle in the field. makes sense, dont it? also, the chorus makes me think that they were saying it towards the soldiers across the ocean, how "we will write a letter a day and send it across the sea to you".. Just my opinion, whatever. Great song, my fave on the cd :)
    krazyblinkgrrl182on May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentin the i feel so video there is a part where in the background if u look close,for a sec u can see the track listings,and one said 911...which im guessing is referring to sept 11th maybe they just changed the title?i think i saw it,it was on boxcarracer.org,which is down for now,so im not sure.
    Atticus Punkon May 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so cool! I love this song so much!:) Everyone should listen to this song and get the CD!:)
    SMUSER19348on May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthummmm.... the first verse reminded me of 911, too.
    maybe its just about the world in general? maybe not im not often rite.
    blinkyon May 25, 2002   Link

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