The song's lyrics question the singer's purpose in life.
The song's first recording session was on 3 October 1967 along with "With the Sun in My Eyes" and "Words". The song's last recording session was on 28 October 1967. "World" was originally planned as having no orchestra, so all four tracks were filled with the band, including some mellotron or organ played by Robin. When it was decided to add an orchestra, the four tracks containing the band were mixed to one track and the orchestra was added to the other track. The stereo mix suffered since the second tape had to play as mono until the end when the orchestra comes in on one side. Barry adds: "'World' is one of those things we came up with in the studio, Everyone just having fun and saying, 'Let's just do something!' you know". Vince Melouney recalls: "I had this idea to play the melody right up in the top register of the guitar behind the chorus".
"World" is a song written and recorded by American recording artist Five for Fighting. It was released in November 2006 as the second single from the albumTwo Lights. It reached number 14 on the U.S. Billboard Adult Pop Songs chart.
"World" is an upbeat, piano-driven melody that, like his other singles, paints vivid pictures of human life driven with deep emotion. The song's lyrics are notably more cryptic than in previous singles, but are driven by the chorus hooks, "What kind of world do you want?" and "Be careful what you wish for, history starts now."
Chuck Taylor, of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, calling the song "admittedly more abstract" but the average listener will pick out certain lines and find a relatable message. He goes on to say that "alongside, the piano-driven, orchestrated melody is his most captivating yet lush and instantly memorable."
The music video for "World" features aspects of the bright side of life including children, marriage and fireworks. There are also references that go with the lyrics including a brief image of a mushroom cloud in a cup of coffee, with a newspaper's headline featuring North Korea's nuclear program. It was directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson.
Based on a novel by Beth Brown, the film was staged and directed by Rouben Mamoulian, and stars Helen Morgan, Joan Peers, Henry Wadsworth, and Fuller Mellish, Jr. Mae West was originally considered for the part of Kitty Darling, but Paramount decided West's glamorous stage presence would undercut the tackier aspects of the storyline.
(Applause.) ... (Applause.) ... With honors — World War Two and the horrors of it weighing on their hearts and the hopes of humanity resting on their shoulders, they opened the Assembly by declaring, quote, “The whole world now waits upon our decisionslooking to us to show ourselves capable of mastering our problems.” End of quote ... (Applause.).
headquarters in New York, explaining the stakes of Russia's ongoing war not only for Kyiv but also for the rest of the world ... Before concluding his speech and drawing sustained applause from the attendees, he expressed hope that the prolonged war will be the last in the world.
A source told MailOnline ... Mr Fry had delivered his talk this morning to huge applause on the final day of the festival ... It was advertised as having an audience of 90,000 and said the festival offered the chance to 'Engage with the best in thought leadership from around the world'. Mr Fry had delivered his talk this morning to huge applause ... .
Then the TulsaWorld came calling ... It always drew applause. It was also well known all the World newspaper copies would be sold out the following morning in the two communities playing ... On this game, Ernie was there for the World and a young Progress reporter had come with him because Oologah was the opponent.
UNITED NATIONS — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Tuesday that Russia is “weaponizing” everything from food and energy to abducted children in its war against Ukraine — and he warned world leaders that the same could happen to them ... As he pledged support to Ukraine, there was a round of applause, including from Zelenskyy.
Hello, Broadway! (Applause.) ... (Applause.) And she’s got to go to Washington... (Applause.) ... (Applause.) Or how we passed the biggest investment in the history of the world to combat climate change ... (Applause.) ... (Applause.) When Russia invaded Ukraine, I knew what to do to rebuild NATO and the alliances and rebuild our alliances and rally the world.
... met with applause led by Western nations but many empty seats ... Biden won applause from the chamber when he called for Ukraine's territorial integrity, but several prominent world leaders decided to miss this year's UN session, including from China, and allies Britain and France.
... world against trying to "appease" Russia's "naked aggression." ... Biden won applause from the chamber when he called for Ukraine's territorial integrity, but several prominent world leaders decided to miss this year's UN session, including from China, and allies Britain and France.
"That's why the United States, together with our allies and partners around the world will continue to stand with the brave people of Ukraine as they defend their sovereignty and territorial integrity and their freedom," he continued, prompting a round of applause from the audience.
... world against trying to “appease” Russia’s “naked aggression” ... Biden won applause from the chamber when he called for Ukraine’s territorial integrity, but several prominent world leaders decided to miss this year’s UN session, including from China, and allies Britain and France.