The World At Large

Album: Good News for People Who Love Bad News (2004)
  • Ice age, heat wave, can't complain
    If the world's at large, why should I remain?
    Walked away to another planet
    Gonna find another place, maybe one I can stand
    I move on to another day
    To a whole new town with a whole new way
    Went to the porch to have a thought
    Got to the door and, again, I couldn't stop
    You don't know where and you don't know when
    But you still got your words and you got your friends
    Walk along to another day
    Work a little harder work another way
    Well uh-uh, baby, I ain't got no plan
    Well I float on, maybe would you understand?
    Gonna float on, maybe would you understand?
    Well I float on, maybe would you understand?

    The days get shorter and the nights get cold
    I like the autumn but this place is getting old
    I pack up my belongings and I head for the coast
    It might not be a lot but I feel like I'm making the most
    The days get longer and the nights smell green
    I guess it's not surprising but it's spring and I should leave

    I like songs about drifters, books about the same
    They both seem to make me feel a little less insane
    Walked on off to another spot
    I still haven't gotten anywhere that I want
    Did I want love? Did I need to know?
    Why does it always feel like I'm caught in an undertow?

    The moths beat themselves to death against the lights
    Adding their breeze to the summer nights
    Outside water like air was gray
    I didn't know what I had that day
    Walk a little farther to another plan
    You said that you did, but you didn't understand

    I know that starting over's not what life's about
    But my thoughts were so loud I couldn't hear my mouth
    My thoughts were so loud, I couldn't hear my mouth
    My thoughts were so loud, ah Writer/s: DANN GALLUCCI, ERIC JUDY, ISAAC BROCK
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • James from Fairbanks, Akthis song is about me
  • Steven from Clayton, NcI agree with the ties to Float On, Ian. I've felt many times that this album tells a sort of story. Not just the obvious story of Brock, but also a sort of vague bit of fiction, if you look at the songs in a more literal sense. I've actually been trying to figure out what exactly that story is so I can try to tell it more precisely. But for that, I think I'd need Brock's help. Which I don't. Thus, the story won't really be told.
  • Adam from South Pasadena, Israelsong is insanely deep. the music is very simple so you can concentrate on what the lyrics are telling you, to only stop when you are satisfied and to live your own standards only
  • Ian from Larksville, PaI think this song only reminds you that you're just a speck in the world. He refers to Ice Age, Heat Waves, and not being able to complain. He also repeats "Gonna float on baby, don't you understand". It ties very well with the song "Float On". It goes from talking about the inability to control the world around you. But even at its worst, life can still clear up.
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