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lyrics

the world is not round
it’s becoming square
it’s becoming air

the world is not wide
it’s grown smaller and smaller
burning out from the inside

again and again and again and again
it’s a human race to the finish line
around and around and around and around we go
and where it stops, nobody knows

the world is not safe
it’s spinning too fast
now it may not last

the world is not full
it’s becoming flat
it’s become a battleground again

again and again and again and again
it’s a human race to the finish line
around and around and around and around we go

again and again and again and again
it’s a human race to the bitter end …
to the bitter end

but the world will not end
no, the world will not end
there is more to do, there is more to say, there is time to love
there is more to see, there is more to hear, there is time to feel
there is more to find, there is more to know
there is time to forget the cares of this world

again and again and again and again
it’s a human race to the finish line
around and around and around and around we go

again and again and again and again
it’s a human race to the finish line
it’s a human race to the finish line
it’s a human race to the finish line

around and around and around and around we go
and where it stops, nobody knows

credits

from LOVE . HUMANITY . METAMORPHOSIS ♥ ☆ ∞, released September 20, 2011
Words and music by Melissa Axel

MELISSA AXEL vocals, piano
JAMES JACOBY tuba
KAILIN YONG violins
LESLIE DAWE cellos
IAN HUTCHISON electric bass
CURTIS BROOME drums
AYO AWOSIKA harmony vocals

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Justin Peacock
Recorded at The Hook Factory and Macy Sound Studios
Mastered at JP Masters by Dave Locke
Painting by Laurie Maves ART

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