World on Fire Lyrics - Sarah McLachlan

Sarah McLachlan Afterglow cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Reid Pka I-Roy
release date: 2003-11-4
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Soft Rock/Pop Rock
length: 4:23
producer: Pierre Marchand
piano: Sarah McLachlan
vocal: Sarah McLachlan
mixer: Pierre Marchand
engineer: Pierre Marchand
guitar: Mark Jowett, Bill Dillon and Michel Pepin
percussion & membranophone: Ashwin Sood
other vocals: Jorane
bass & guitar & keyboard: Pierre Marchand
writer: Pierre Marchand, Sarah McLachlan
Hearts are worn in these dark ages
You're not alone in this story's pages
Night has fallen amongst the living and the dying
And I try to hold it in, yeah I try to hold it in

The world's on fire and
It's more than I can handle
I dive into the water
(I try to bring my share)
I try to bring more
More than I can handle
(Bring it to the table)
Bring what I am able

I watch the heavens and I find a 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


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 Archille's sun
Stray from the straight line on this short run
The more we take, the less we become
A fortune of one that means less for some

[Chorus: x2]

Lyrics licensed by
CD 1
  • 1 Fallen
  • 2 World on Fire
  • 3 Stupid
  • 4 Drifting
  • 5 Train Wreck
  • 6 Push
  • 7 Answer
  • 8 Time
  • 9 Perfect Girl
  • 10 Dirty Little Secret