Love The World/Hate The World Lyrics

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Welcome to our fancy blog.  This is a place where you can get to know RJ, Beth, Ian, and Gabe.  We will be posting on whatever pops into our crazy heads.  Since our new CD, Love The World/Hate The World is releasing, we thought we would start things off by sharing the lyrics to all the songs. Enjoy!

You can download the album here:
In Color - Love the World/Hate the World

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1. Play…
2. Eyes So Bright
3. Stuck In Reverse
4. The Break Up
5. Hate The World
6. Love The World
7. How Do I Love You?
8. Forgive You
9. With Me If You Want To
10. …Ground

 

1. Play…

In a hospital room on a fine Autumn day

At a quarter to noon I began to make way

With a collarbone crack, my head, shoulders and back

Made their way in this place and I never looked back

 

In a neighborhood found on the finest of streets

I grew up to get all a person could need

I laughed and I danced and I wished and I dreamed

That the fun would never end

Like my parents always said

 

This world is my own personal playground

This place is mine to do what I like

I’m flying so high, there’s no way I can stop now

This place is mine and I’ll do what I like

 

Girls, girls, oh beautiful girls

Millions and millions and millions of girls

All of a sudden my young teenage mind

Determined to make every one of them mine

 

Boys, boys, stupid boys

When will they learn that they’re simply just toys

Servants to treat me to all of life’s joys

We’ll be beneficial friends

And the fun, it never ends

 

This world is my own personal playground

This place is mine to do what I like

I’m flying so high, there’s no way I can stop now

This place is mine and I’ll do what I like

 

What could you need

When you have everything

When you have everything

And it’s all within reach

What could I need

When everything is mine

 

Don’t come to me

And say I’m incomplete

Like I need something

To come rescue me

Don’t come to me

I swear I’m doing fine

This world is mine

 

This world is my own personal playground

This place is mine to do what I like

I’m flying so high, there’s no way I can stop now

This place is mine and I’ll do what I like

 

But when the noise subsides

I’m left unsatisfied

‘Cause after every day we face

The consequence of night

 

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2. Eyes So Bright

I say we drive through the rest of the night

We could fly ’til we’re welcomed by light

We arrive, our eyes open wide

It’s love at first sight

 

When the world seems so black and white

You throw color into my life

As the earth starts to fade

My eyes will remain so bright

So bright

 

So this is love

It’s more than I dreamed it could be

It’s vivid and vibrant and free

And all this I missed living monochromistically

Blinded to reality

 

When the world seems so black and white

You throw color into my life

As the earth starts to fade

My eyes will remain so bright

So bright

 

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3. Stuck In Reverse

High life, high price

Buy my demise

Seas that gave life now are dry

Could somebody stop the ride

 

If everything is backwards

Everything is upside down

Trying to walk on a vapor

Instead of running on solid ground

You built your life on a lie

Now everything is falling down

If everything is backwards

It’s time to turn around

 

Ruled by pleasures

Stuck in reverse

In the mirror a stranger

 

If everything is backwards

Everything is upside down

Trying to walk on a vapor

Instead of running on solid ground

You built your life on a lie

Now everything is falling down

If everything is backwards

It’s time to turn around

 

Stop for a minute

My head is dizzy from spinning around

My heart, my heart just can’t take it

This world just keeps dragging me down

 

And everything’s been backwards

Everything been upside down

It’s been a living disaster

Instead of running on solid ground

I’ve built my life on a lie

And I’ve been thinking now

It’s time

 

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4. The Break Up

After the ashes fall, I’m left here

Bewildered by it all, I’m left here

I guess I should have known

I’m dust upon a shelf, I get it

You’ve found somebody else, I get it

You don’t come around here no more

I’m a casualty of war

 

I lay you down, this is the end

Never again, no never again

Let water rush above your head

I lift my eyes to see the change

I feel the sun shine down on my face

I’m rising up to a new day

 

But I thought we had it made, you and me

You’d give and I would take endlessly

But somehow you have changed

And I know that He is more than I could ever be

He can give the world, and the moon, and the sky, and the seas

Seem to scream out to Him, now He’s yours and you are His

You are His

 

I lay you down, this is the end

Never again, no never again

Let water rush above your head

I lift my eyes to see the change

I feel the sun shine down on my face

I’m rising up to a new day

 

You ran away

 

And I am the voice of everything that you left behind

Everything that you left behind, everything that you left behind

You are the voice of everything that I stood to lose

And I’ll never return to you, no I’ll never return to you

 

But we had a good time while it lasted

We had a good time

Yeah, we had a good time while it lasted

But we both know I am death

 

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5. Hate The World

If all I touched was gold

And my life broke the mold

If I was loved by all

And I, forever young

 

I’d trade it all for You

I’d trade it all for You

If all the world kept me from You

I’d trade it all for You

 

If this face brought me fame

And always entertained

If life was always fun

If I could never be, could never be outdone

 

I’d trade it all for You

I’d trade it all for You

If all the world kept me from You

I’d trade it all for You

 

And everywhere I look

There’s something new to capture my attention

But nothing that I’ve seen compares with You

And everyone I know is looking

For the gleam of their affections

But everything’s so cheap compared to You

 

Oh I hate it all

I hate it all

I hate it all

(all my love is Yours)

I hate it all

I hate it all

I’d hate the world for You

 

I’d trade it all for You

I’d trade it all for You

If all the world kept me from You

I’d trade it all for You

 

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6. Love The World

They call her a whore

But she’s somebody’s mother

Does anyone love her enough to let her in

And bandage her wounds

And ask about how she’s been

Tell her that Jesus loves her more than she could sin

And we are called

 

I’m told he’s a freak

Perverted and sideways

But he’s coming my way and I don’t know what to do

Should I swallow my pride

Or pretend that I’m on the phone

Leaving him all alone, rejected once again

But how could I do such a thing

When that man, he used to be me

 

And we are called to love the world

And we are called to love the world

 

They call her a whore

but after all, aren’t we all

aren’t we all

 

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7. How Do I Love You?

All rise, for court is in session

The honorable bride is now listing transgressions

Of faults I don’t know from like three years ago

All conveniently bottled and set to explode

 

All bow down for a god among men

Has graced us with his presence

Watch him parade as he shouts his tirade

With his version of truth that no one can explain

 

How do I love you now

 

Oh you know I’m waiting for an apology

I am waiting for you to see you were wrong

 

Oh no

Don’t pretend like you’re the victim here

You won’t get away with that again, my dear

Not this time

 

But, how do I love you

How do I love you

How do I love you

How do I love you

(When you act like this)

 

But we said through sickness and in health

That even in cardboard or in wealth

‘Til death steals my soul, I know

I won’t let you go

 

How do I love you

How do I love you

How do I love you

How do I love you

 

Even when you break my heart

Even when we fall apart

Even with your attitude

Even when you’re never in the mood

Even when you’re hard to bear

Even though you never share

With all we’ve been through

How I do love you

 

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8. Forgive You

I gave my heart

I lent my soul

For you to hold

But when fingers part

And I slip through

What to do

 

I picked me up

And fought to save

All I was

And years cement

This bitterness

I can’t move on ’til

 

I forgive you

I forgive you

 

All this time

I hated you

I swore you off

But I have been

Forgiven too

And I want you to know that

 

I forgive you

I forgive you

Even when you let me down

Again and again…

 

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9. With Me If You Want To

Listen up ’cause I don’t got a lot of time

Attention spans are getting shorter turning on a dime

When the only way to life is a fine line

Going with the flow means

You’re jumping on a land mine

 

These days, nobody wants to hear

That true love means ripping off the veneer

And no one is innocent as they seem

Set for the guillotine, we need to be redeemed

 

And this is love, that we lay down our lives for our friends

And even greater, our enemies

And this is life, that we give it to the source of it all

Saying come with me if you want to live

 

So let me give it to you straight

Everything, everyone that you love is going to break

Physical, digital, yeah it’s staying in the grave

And the thought that we’re just chemical is a charade

There is more, there is more that is keeping us awake

 

Could it be, could it be that we never have to die

That the fountain of youth isn’t really so awry

There’s a fountain of truth that is always in supply

All of this and you don’t have to throw away your mind

 

This is love, that we lay down our lives for our friends

And even greater, our enemies

And this is life, that we give it to the source of it all

Saying come with me if you want to live

 

Don’t give up

Don’t give up on love

Don’t give up

Don’t give up on life

So come with me

Come with me

So come with me

If you wanna live

If you wanna live

 

And this is love

That He laid down His life for our sins

Even while we were enemies

And this is life

That He breaks into our caskets singing

Come with Me if you wanna live

 

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10. …Ground

The years have not been kind to me

After everything I’ve seen

It’s amazing how quickly a playground

Can be overrun with weeds

And everything I wanted

I took it for my own

But no one ever told me

It would leave me so alone

 

Reality and consequence

They stung me like a bee

But as I searched the stinger out

What I found was me

And through the tribulation

Perspectives start to change

I hated everything I loved

And I love what I used to hate

Oh, the things I found

When I hit the ground

 

And with my face down in the dirt

I considered all my shame

Then I felt the hand of God

Obliterate my pain

And then a revelation

That I have never known

The world does not revolve around

Me and me alone

Oh the things I found

When I hit the

 

Grounded, I lost everything

Only to find all I need

Every time that I fall down

He lifts me off the ground

 

This is love

This is love

This is love

It’s enough

 

Grounded, I lost everything

Only to find all I need

Every time that I fall down

He lifts me off the ground

 

Grounded, I’ll extend a hand

To my foe or to my friend

Every time that you fall down

I’ll lift you off the ground

I’ll lift you off the ground

I’ll lift you off the ground

 

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