• I Love The World

    Music & lyrics by New Model Army

    The roll of distant thunder breaks, the afternoon of silence wakes
    They hurry through from Petergate as if they know this dance
    In fury blind, I drive at night across the moors, the open roads
    Beneath the freezing starry skies, racing in some trance

    These cities are illusions of some triumph over Nature's laws
    We've seen the iron carcass rust and buildings topple into dust
    And as the waters rise, it seems we cling to all the rootless things
    The Christian lies, technology, while spirits scream and sing

    Oh God I love the world
    I love the world
    I love the world

    Well I never said I was a clever man but I know enough to understand
    That the endless leaps and forward plans will someday have to cease
    You blind yourselves with comfort lies like lightning never strikes you twice
    And we laugh at your amazed surprise as the Ark begins to sink

    This temple that is built so well to separate us from ourselves
    Is a power grown beyond control, a will without a face
    And watching from outside I wish that I could wash my hands of this
    But we are locked together here, this bittersweet embrace

    Oh God I love the world
    I love the world
    I love the world

    And if one day the final fire explodes across the whitened sky
    I know you've said you'd rather die and make it over fast
    With courage from your bravest friends, waiting outside for the end
    With no bitterness but an innocence that I can't seem to grasp

    I know somehow I will survive - this fury just to stay alive
    So drunk with sickness, weak with pain, I can walk the hills one last time
    Scarred and smiling, dying slow, I'll scream to no one left at all
    I told you so, I told you so, I told you so...

    Oh God I love the world
    I love the world
    I love the world

    © Justin Sullivan, 1989

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