world gone mad lyrics – missy higgins

world gone mad

standing on the roof my daddy built
looking at the rising of the silt
everything i ever loved is underneath
but what the river wants, the river keeps

i used to believe in fortune
and that in the hands of god
everybody gets no more than they deserve

but the more i see the less i understand
watching as the water swallows the land
i’m starting to believe there was never a plan
that the world’s gone mad

something’s out of order, out of place
nothing we were taught is happening today
if you are the maker watching down
what a mess you’re making on this town

i used to believe in fate
and the will of karma
i used to believe in the way the penny dropped

but the more i see the less i understand
watching as the water swallows the land
i’m starting to believe there was never a plan
that the world’s gone mad

i will not leave
i will not leave
no, i will not leave
‘til the water takes me

‘cause the more i see the less i understand
watching as the water swallows my land
i’m starting to believe there was never a plan
that the world’s gone mad

the more i see the less i understand
watching as the water swallows the land
i’m starting to believe there was never a plan
that the world’s gone mad

/ missy higgins lyrics