World On Fire

Album: Afterglow (2003)
Charted: 72
  • Hearts are worn in these dark ages
    You're not alone in this story's pages
    The night has fallen amongst the living and the dying
    And I try to hold it in
    Yeah I try to hold it in

    World's on fire
    It's more than I can handle
    Dive into the water
    I try to pull my share
    Try to bring more
    More than I can handle
    Bring it to the table
    Bring what I am able

    I watch the heavens, but I find no calling
    Something I can do to change what's coming
    Stay close to me while the sky is falling
    Don't wanna be left alone (don't wanna be alone)

    The world's on fire
    It's more than I can handle
    Dive into the water, try to pull my share
    Try to bring more
    More than I can handle
    Bring it to the table
    Bring what I am able

    Hearts break, hearts mend
    Love still hurts
    Visions clash, planes crash
    Still there's talk of
    Saving souls, still the cold
    Is closing in on us

    We part the veil on our killer's son
    Stray from the straight line on this short run
    The more we take, the less we become
    A fortunate one that means less for some


    World's on fire
    It's more than I can handle
    Dive into the water, try to pull my share
    Try to bring more
    More than I can handle
    Bring it to the table
    Bring what I am able

    The world's on fire
    It's more than I can handle
    Dive into the water, try to pull my share
    Try to bring more
    More than I can handle
    Bring it to the table
    Bring what I am able

Comments: 5

  • Amber from San Francisco, CaI always suspected that this song was written about 9/11 but I was never positive until I read this page. Such a beautiful song, but did you expect anything less from Sarah? She is truly one of the greatest and most talented artists of our time and I have always been a fan of hers.
  • Kami from New York City, NyI love this song. Sarah McLachlan made a great video. I knew that it's good to give money. I never thought of taking movey I'd spend on like a shopping spree and using it on something good
  • Nader Balata from Toronto, CanadaSarah had said in many interviews that this song is a response to the 911 attacks. Incidentally, if you watch the video it seems like a message about the worsening conditions of Africa.
  • Eric from Brantford, CanadaWhen asked why she wrote this song, I have heard a number of stories from Sarah. The most obvious is the 9/11 attacks on New York, but there's still more. I think it might have something to do with her own life.
  • Andrew from Ny, Nyi lost 2 friends in the towers. healing is still being done.
    songs like theis, and the boss's, really help.
    thank u!
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