Watched from a distance, it's beautiful
Somebody's caught in the undertow
Have you ever felt desperation?
The saltwater's filling your lungs
We will regret it when we sleep
Promises never meant to keep
When all of the shadows need
Is a good man to hide in the dream
Do they know that the world's on fire?

Time is a price we can't afford
An empty glass and an open door
You get what you paid for in sweat
And a voice that says please don't forget

Do they know that the world's on fire?
Do they know that the time is now?
Do they know that you gotta stand up, stand up
Let your voice speak out
Do they know that it's time?

Caught in a maze you can't escape
The flickering lights, and the colored lens
The walls that we build just close in
Until we decide to begin
Are we distracted by the sun?
The glittering jewels, and the beating drums
Is it going the distance we fear?
Have you heard that we're already here?

Do they know that the world's on fire?
Do they know that the time is now?
Do they know that you gotta stand up, stand up
Let your voice speak out
Do they know that the world's on fire?
Do they know that the time is here?
Do they know that you gotta stand up, stand up
Let your voice be clear
Do they know that it's time?

Some will say we've gone too far
We're on the edge and in too deep
Some will say we're too far gone
You can't erase the tragedy
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World's On Fire Lyrics

Hanson – World's On Fire Lyrics