The World We Love So Much

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"The World We Love So Much"
The World We Love So Much cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo
Released December 18, 2007
Recorded February 1992 at Cherokee
Length 3:39
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Gregg Alexander
RC# N/A
COR# N/A
Producer Rivers Cuomo
Status Released
Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo track listing
"Ooh"
(1)
"The World We Love So Much"
(2)
"Lemonade"
(3)

"The World We Love So Much," written by Gregg Alexander, is a song covered by Rivers Cuomo in 1992 as part of the 50 song project. The cover is notable for its hushed and delicate first half juxtaposed to its loud and screaming second half. It is all acoustic. This song was released on Alone: The Home Recordings of Rivers Cuomo.

Overview

Sometime during around the middle of the 50 song project, Rivers decided to cover one of Gregg Alexander's songs. Said Rivers, "I was in love with the over-the-top personal emotionalism in his vocal performances and lyrics. I pictured him at sixteen, breaking down in his dark little vocal booth, crying as he was singing his songs, which was pretty much how he was presented in the CD booklet." Cuomo believes that it was Greg's music that helped him gain more emotionalism in his art.

Recording

Rivers' roommate had left behind a nylon string guitar and was in Australia. Rivers used the guitar to record the song. Also, being somewhat embarrassed, he padded the walls in acoustic foam. "I dreaded the thought of being heard while I was emoting like this so I embraced the illusion of privacy provided by the foam," Rivers said.

Personnel

Lyrics

Come walk with me
Through the world we love so much
And we'll kill all the beautiful things
We're not allowed to touch
We could fall in love
Then hate, 'cause love never lasts
And we'll dance on the graves of our enemies
Won't that be a blast?

But oh, I'm ending my life with you
'Cause you're sharp as a knife
We're lost in the forest like Hansel and Gretel
To burn

Come walk with me
Through the world we love so much
And we'll kill all the beautiful things
We're not allowed to touch, yeah
We'll fall in love
Then hate
'Cause love stuff never lasts
We could dance on the graves of our enemies
Won't that be a blast?

Blast, blast
Boom, baby, kaboom!

But oh, I'm ending my life with you
'Cause you're sharp as a knife
We're lost in the forest like Hansel and Gretel
Don't mind that sticky stuff
I don't care what's runnin' down your chest

Come walk with me
Through the world we love so much
And we'll love the beautiful things
We're now allowed to touch...

See also