March 12

Inspirational Quotes | Quote 354/365

If you have a suggestion for a quote, or a weekly theme, please let me know in a comment below.

This is the world we live in. And these are the hands we’re given. Use them and let’s start trying. To make it a place worth living in. GenesisLand of Confusion

I have always loved this song, and especially its video. Despite the fact that it was released more than 30 years ago, it is more relevant than ever.

The world we live in today is definitively a mess, and there are plenty of men creating plenty of problems. However, we all have the ability to contribute and make this world a little better. No matter how small, your help is needed, and it is a crucial piece of the puzzle. So, let’s go. Let’s make this world a place worth living in.

Just to show how relevant this song still is, Disturbed made a beautiful cover of it in 2009, and the band still plays it, live, in 2019.

Which one do you prefer?

FULL LYRICS BELOW

I must’ve dreamed a thousand dreams
Been haunted by a million screams
But i can hear the marching feet
They’re moving into the street.Now did you read the news today
They say the danger’s gone away
But i can see the fire’s still alight
There burning into the night.There’s too many men
Too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion.This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in.Ooh superman where are you now
When everything’s gone wrong somehow
The men of steel, the men of power
Are losing control by the hour.This is the time
This is the place
So we look for the future
But there’s not much love to go round
Tell me why, this is a land of confusion.This is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth living in.I remember long ago –
Ooh when the sun was shining
Yes and the stars were bright
All through the night
And the sound of your laughter
As i held you tight
So long ago -I won’t be coming home tonight
My generation will put it right
We’re not just making promises
That we know, we’ll never keep.Too many men
There’s too many people
Making too many problems
And not much love to go round
Can’t you see
This is a land of confusion.Now this is the world we live in
And these are the hands we’re given
Use them and let’s start trying
To make it a place worth fighting for.This is the world we live in
And these are the names we’re given
Stand up and let’s start showing
Just where our lives are going to.

Songwriters: Anthony George Banks / Phillip David Charles Collins / Michael RutherfordLand of Confusion lyrics © Concord Music Publishing LLC

Photos by Andrew Neel on Unsplash and by Brigitte Tohm on Unsplash

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *