"Vicious World" as written by and Rufus Wainwright....
Thought that maybe we'd fall in love over the phone
Thought that maybe I'd really love being alone
Everybody but heaven knows how I was wrong

Oh Lord what have I done to myself
In the vicious world, such a vicious world
There isn't anything you can do
In this vicious world

Sucking on the ice, making eyes all by myself
Didn't realize you were so top of the shelf
Just you wait and see when you turn, turn 23

Oh Lord what have I done to myself
What have I done to myself?
In this vicious world, such a vicious world
There isn't anything you can do in this vicious world.

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"Vicious World" as written by Rufus Wainwright

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    General CommentFrom his website: "I’d written this as an angry rock thing – it was supposed to be sung really loud, and the piano part was very flashy and complicated. But when I went into the studio and started hammering it out, it just didn’t work. I realized I had to approach it in a completely different way, and I found that Fender Rhodes sound and sang it really quietly and added harmonies. And somehow it really captured the sweetness of sadness. It’s one of those happy/sad songs, or, as my dad would say, the “happy blues.” It does sound like an exclamatory, joyous thing, but the words are so negative, which is ultimately what made it work."
    pauluniverseon March 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJust you wait and see when you turn 23...

    mischaon October 10, 2006   Link

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