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Top of the world - The All American Rejects (meaning)

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Top of the World

All American rejects

Is there anybody out there?

That wakes up with a bitter taste?

It´s a king that we put up there

And he's a short way to fall from grace

It's slowly filling upward.

You can stand but you have no ground.

I hear it from the lost word.

They say its time that you lost your crown.

Don´t be so greedy.

A dollar's a penny to you

When hearts are beating

Say what you want 'em to do.

Wasting away... I see you.

When the top of the world falls on you

Finally a day, don´t wanna be you.

When the top of the world falls on you

Is there anybody out there?

That can see what a man can change?

It´s better that you don´t care

Because he knows that he's in his state

I feel the paranoia.

When there´s a time, put you in your place

In the eyes of those who watch you

Well they can wait 'til they hit your face

Don´t be so greedy.

A dollar's a penny to you

When hearts are beating

Say what you want 'em to do.

Wasting away... I see you.

When the top of the world falls on you

Finally a day, don´t wanna be you.

When the top of the world falls on you

Paint yourself a picture

When you waste another picture

And you will, and you will, and you will

Paint yourself a picture

And then you break another picture

And you will, and you will, and you will

And you will, Yeah you will, and you will

Don´t be so greedy

A dollar´s a penny to you

When hearts stop beating

Say what you what 'em to do

Wasting away... I see you

When the top of the world falls on you

Finding a day, don´t wanna be you

When the top of the world falls on you

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It sounds to me like a song about Bush and 9/11 and how the President seems to be a king. I think the writer feels that we've become paranoid and greedy - or at least our leaders have - and the rest of the world is eager for our fall. I'm not sure if he thinks the top of the world has already fallen or if it's something to come but that's what I get out of it.

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