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Lying in the park on a beautiful day,
Sunshine in the grass, and the children play.
Siren's passing, fire engine red,
Someone's house is burning down on a day like this?

The evening comes and we're hanging out,
On the front step, and a car rolls by with the windows rolled down,
And that war song is playing, "why can't we be friends?"
Someone is screaming and crying in the apartment upstairs

Funny the way it is, if you think about it
Somebody's going hungry and someone else is eating out
Funny the way it is, Am I right or wrong
Somebody's heart is broken and it becomes your favorite song

The way your mouth feels in your lovers kiss
Like a pretty bird on a breeze or water to a fish
A bomb blast brings a building crashing to the floor
You can hear the laughter, while the children play "war"

Funny the way it is, if you think about it
One kid walks 10 miles to school, another's dropping out
Funny the way it is, not right or wrong
On a soldier's last breath his baby's being born

Standing on a bridge, watch the water passing under me
It must've been much harder when there was no bridge, just water
Now the world is small. Remember how it used to be,
With mountains and oceans and winters and rivers and stars?

Watch the sky, the jet planes, so far out of my reach
Is there someone up there looking down on me?
Boy chase a bird, so close but every time
He'll never catch her, but he can't stop trying

Funny the way it is, if you think about it
One kid walks 10 miles to school, another's dropping out
Funny the way it is, not right or wrong
On a soldier's last breath his baby's being born
Funny the way it is, nor right or wrong
Somebody's broken heart becomes your favorite song
Funny the way it is, if you think about it
A kid walks 10 miles to school, another's dropping out.

Standing on a bridge, watch the water passing under me
It must've been much harder when there was no bridge, just water
Now the world is small. Remember how it used to be,
With mountains and oceans and winters and rivers and stars?



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    rjazenkoMay 8, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    ironic world.. for everything good .. there is an opposite bad happening somewhere else

    even the song itself is ironic... the tune and melody suggest a joyful and happy state of being.. when the lyrics suggest there is no progress .. the world is not really getting better

    great song
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    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 7:34 pm
    About how some people are rig and some are poor and its funny how everything is so unfair in the world
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    UnregisteredMar 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm
    Dave is singing about tunes like adele's "someone like you" when he sings "somebody's broken heart becomes your favorite song"

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    1421Jul 6, 2009 at 3:33 am
    i dont know what the lyrics are but theres a segment missing, between where he says "and winters and rivers and stars" the first time and where he says "funny the way it is" theres a whole segment of lyrics. i cant figure out what he say specificly though.

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