"World Party" as written by Michael Scott, Wallinger Karl Edmond, and Trevor Samuel Hutchinson....
Well it's got nothing to do with anything that is real
You just believe in it and it's true
You can sooth like an angel or sigh like a saint
You can dream it and see it through
You will live to see a sea of lights
Sparking on the face of a pearl
Climb your own peak
Find a new streak

Get yourself along to the world party (party!)
Now you've been building for yourself a cool place in the sand
You're thinking that it's mighty fine
You've got dust in your eyeballs, you got mud in your mouth
But it's your head, it ain't mine
I've got a madman of my own to contend with
Cursing in the cave of my skull
Turn the other cheek
Find a new streak

Get yourself along to the world party (party!)
Well I heard a rumour of a golden age
Somewhere back along the line
Maybe I dreamed it in a whisper or
Heard it in a spell
It was something to do with the sign of the times
And the only thing that I remember
Is a summer like a pretty girl
Who shimmers and shines
Moving in time
Shaking to the beat of the heart of the world

Party (party! party! party! party! party! party! party! party! party!)

Lyrics submitted by Esgaroth

"World Party" as written by Wallinger Karl Edmond Michael Scott

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentKarl Wallinger left the Waterboys to form World Party, which was (especially at first) more political than the Waterboys; this song was their farewell to him. I think it's intended as a critical send-off (the references to castles in the sand and "nothing to do with anything that is real", for instance) but not a simple dis. Something like, "You're a naive idealist, Karl, but hey, good luck - if the world can be changed, you've got a decent shot at doing it."
    corichon July 17, 2008   Link

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