The World We Live In
The Killers Lyrics


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This is the world that we live in
I feel myself get tired
This is the world that we live in

Well, maybe I was mistaken
I heard a rumor that you quit this day and age
Well, maybe I was mistaken
Bless your body, bless your soul
Pray for peace and self control

I gotta believe it's worth it
Without a victory I'm so sanctified and free
Well, maybe I'm just mistaken

Lesson learned
And the wheels keep turning

This is the world that we live in
I can't take blame for two
This is the world that we live in
And maybe we'll make it through

Bless your body, bless your soul
Reel me in and cut my throat
Underneath the waterfall
Baby, we're still in this, oh, yeah

This is the world that we live in
I feel myself get tired
This is the world that we live in

I had a dream that I was falling down
There's no next time, alone
A storm wastes its water on me
But my life was free

I guess it's the world that we live in
It's not too late for that
This is the world that we live in
And no, we can't go back

This is the world that we live in
I still want something real
This is the world that we live in
I know that we can heal over time





This is the world that we live in
This is the world that we live in

Overall Meaning

The Killers' song The World We Live In highlights the complexities and chaos of modern life. Brandon Flowers, the lead singer, reflects upon the world in which we live and how it can make you feel tired and disillusioned. The song captures the sense of confusion that many of us experience as we try to navigate through the constant barrage of information, misinformation, and noise we face daily.


The song also acknowledges the role of hope and optimism in facing the challenges of life. Flowers encourages listeners to pray for peace and self-control and to believe that it's worth it, even without a clear victory in sight. He acknowledges that mistakes will happen, and lessons will be learned, but the wheels keep turning, and we have to keep moving forward.


The chorus of the song reiterates the message that despite the difficulties we face, we must keep going. Flowers acknowledges that we can't go back to a different time, and he still wants something real. The song ends on a hopeful note, suggesting that with time, we can heal the wounds created by the world we live in.


Line by Line Meaning

This is the world that we live in
The current state of affairs we find ourselves in is shaped by our actions and decisions, and we must face the consequences of our choices.


I feel myself get tired
The weight of the world and constant struggle is taking a toll on me, draining my energy and enthusiasm.


Well, maybe I was mistaken
Perhaps I had an overly optimistic or naive view of the world and am now realizing the harsh realities of the situation.


Bless your body, bless your soul
Wishing for someone's well-being, both physically and spiritually, in a world that can be harsh and unforgiving.


Pray for peace and self control
Asking for divine guidance and the strength to navigate through the chaos and challenges of life with composure and dignity.


Without a victory I'm so sanctified and free
It's more important to stand up for what is right than to always win – living by one's principles brings inner peace and freedom.


Lesson learned
Acknowledging that past mistakes can be a valuable source of growth and knowledge, helping us move forward with newfound wisdom.


And the wheels keep turning
Time and the world keep moving forward, with or without us – life is a constant cycle of change and evolution.


I can't take blame for two
Feeling responsible for one's own actions and their consequences, but not for the actions of others – each person must be accountable for themselves.


Maybe we'll make it through
Retaining a glimmer of hope and optimism in the face of adversity, believing that we can persevere and come out stronger on the other side.


Reel me in and cut my throat
Feeling both drawn to and repelled by the danger and unpredictability of life – it's a thrilling and risky journey, but we must be willing to take the leap.


Underneath the waterfall
Finding beauty and serenity in the midst of chaos and turmoil – it's possible to experience moments of peace and tranquility, even in difficult times.


Baby, we're still in this, oh, yeah
Sticking together and supporting each other through life's challenges – we are stronger when we face the world together.


I had a dream that I was falling down
Experiencing feelings of fear, uncertainty, and vulnerability in a world that can be unpredictable and harsh – we must find the strength to persevere.


There's no next time, alone
Realizing that time is finite and precious – we must make the most of the time we have and not waste it on regrets or loneliness.


A storm wastes its water on me
Feeling battered and beaten down by the storms of life – sometimes it feels like we are getting drenched for no good reason, but we must weather the storm and come out stronger.


But my life was free
Despite the hardships and struggles, there is a sense of liberation and freedom that comes from living a life true to oneself and one's values.


It's not too late for that
Holding on to the belief that positive change is still possible, even in a world that can be full of darkness and despair.


I still want something real
Desiring authenticity and genuine connection in a world that can often feel superficial and fake – seeking deeper meaning and purpose in life.


I know that we can heal over time
Believing that, with time and effort, we can recover from pain and trauma – we are resilient and have the capacity to bounce back from even the most difficult challenges.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: BRANDON FLOWERS, DAVE BRENT KEUNING, MARK AUGUST STOERMER, RONNIE JR. VANNUCCI

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@mss11235

Fuck. So The Killers were one of those bands I grew up with (born in 1990) as they were coming out with their first 3 albums (scientifically, you tend to attach yourself to the music you were listening to when you were between 14 and 16). Hot Fuss is an absolute banger. Sam's Town is basically a grittier Hot Fuss with a little less creativity and a whole lot more Brandon style writing. Day & Age was initially a head scratcher for me. I enjoyed Human. Joy Ride. Sometimes Losing Touch.

Before I continue, this anecdote needs a little background. As I am now growing into my 30s, I am now realizing that my mother was indeed "always right" and she obsessively wants to always do the right thing and take charge of a situation and shoulder a lot of responsibility. I am now realizing that that is what I have been aspiring to. When we were kids though, we never really appreciated the effort she put forth. We took for granted how she was the facilitator for my brother's, my father's, and my own happiness. She never wanted picked the movie, the restaurant, the next CD to listen to on family vacation. She certainly shared with us those moments, but she took pride and found joy in just taking care of the stuff nobody thinks about or wants to do or is afraid to start.

I was a shitty son. I did not understand. So when my mother had an opinion I felt it necessary to be against that. I felt trapped in the family run by her. But I was a kid. She had every right to.

She immediately really liked this song. Now while synthpop is not my thing, I can appreciate "good music" in any genre. I listened to this song less because she liked it. Now her I am listening with ears that have not heard it close to a decade. After studying and growing so much as an amateur musician (according to my definition) throughout my life (especially the past 3 years) and falling in love with music... This is a really, really good song.

My mother is always right. It breaks my heart that I was such a shitty kid. I am forever in her debt, constantly trying to repay her, all while trying to navigate this increasingly difficult life. I am tired. I am sad. And there exist so many more heartbreaking anecdotes than joyful ones. In my opinion.



@MariaCompanDiazNoridme

This is world that we live in
I feel myself get tired
This is the world that we live in

Well maybe I was mistaken
I heard a rumor that you quit this day and age
Well maybe I was mistaken

Bless your body, bless your soul
Pray for peace and self control

I gotta believe it's worth it
Without a victory,
I'm so sanctified and free
Well maybe I'm just mistaken

Lesson learned and the wheels keep turning

This is the world that we live in
I can't take blame for two
This is the world that we live in
And maybe we'll make it through

Bless your body, bless your soul
Reel me in and cut my throat

Underneath the waterfall
Baby we're still in this

This is the world that we live in
Feel myself get tired
This is the world that we live in

I had a dream that I was falling, down
There's no next time around
A storm wastes its water on me
But my life was free

I guess it's the world that we live in
It's not too late for that
This is the world that we live in
And no, we can't go back

This is the world that we live in
I still want something real
This is the world that we live in
I know that we can heal over time

This is the world that we live in

🌍😊👌



All comments from YouTube:

@yagrawl

Day & Age is a seriously underrated album. Every track on it is pure gold.

@jgmurrayconcerts

So true.

@TheApatheticGuy

It was my favorite album to blaze to in highschool when it came out

@melissaalessandri3707

''Is a very rare album'' :)

@w4dester

I feel the same about battleborn

@Moon007raker

Agreed. This song is so true to the times we are living...

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@KJ-je9pm

Probably one of their most underrated tracks and also This Is Your Life.

@austinallen2842

I absolutely adore this song. The line "I know that we can heal over time" has helped me out more over the last year than I can accurately express. Love it.

@lluna7812

This is the part that I love it!!!

@Tonisuperfly

Yes!

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