Our Lady Peace - The World on a String Lyrics

Our Lady Peace Healthy in Paranoid Times cover art
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I see the world on a string
It's hanging from a wire
It gets tangled up and spun around
Like the truth inside a liar
Sometimes you wanna get high
And sometimes you run and hide
'Cause it eats you up and spits you out
It swallows you alive

[Chorus]
When I'm down on my knees
And it hurts to believe (I'm bleeding)
You'll bring me back to life
When there's no songs to sing
And no flowers to bring (no feeling)
And you'll bring me back to life
And you'll bring me back to life

I see the world on a beach
It's sinking in the sand
Oh it tries to suck you down with it
You better get out while you can
Sometimes you wanna scream out
And sometimes you just can't
'Cause your lips
Feel like they're glued together
And no one gives a damn

[Chorus]

This is the world on a string
There's no songs left to sing
Just sing
Sing

I see the good
I see the bad
The revolution
I see the happy
I see the sad
The absolution
I see hate
And I see love
When the world's on a string

I see the good
I see the bad
The revolution
I see the happy
I see the sad
The absolution
I see hate
And I see love
When the world's on a string

[Chorus]

When I'm down on my knees
And it hurts to believe (I'm bleeding)
You'll bring me back to life
When there's no songs to sing
And no flowers to bring (No feeling)
And you'll bring me back to life
And you'll bring me back to life
And you'll bring me back to life.
Track Listing
Copy Control CD 1
  • 1 Angels/Losing/Sleep
  • 2 Will the Future Blame Us
  • 3 Picture
  • 4 Where Are You
  • 5 Wipe That Smile Off Your Face
  • 6 Love and Trust
  • 7 Boy
  • 8 Apology
  • 9 The World on a String
  • 10 Don't Stop
  • 11 Walking in Circles
  • 12 Al Genina (Leave the Light On)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Michael Maida, Jeremy Taggart, Duncan Coutts, Steve Mazur, Bob Rock
    album: Track 9 in album Healthy in Paranoid Times
    release date: 2005-8-30
    popularity : 49 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock
    length: 3:25
    Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: Copy Control CD
    barcode: 827969477724
    script: Latin