Overlooking The World  Lyrics 

I’m standing on a mountain 

Overlooking the world 

I see planes and bikes, and trains, and cars

Going far 

I don’t know who they are 

And all I’m missing is you 

 

Ms. Jones is at the stop light 

She’s running late for work  

I see the boys on the corner 

At the market buying sodas  

Cause it’s hot 

I hear the people at the park 

But all I’m missing is you  

 

I’m overlooking the world 

I’m overlooking the world 

When it’s me minus you 

I don’t think that the view

Is as good

 

I’m overlooking the world 

I’m overlooking the world 

When it’s you and its me 

I can speak and be free 

And it’s cool 

Because there’s so much to say 

 

The city bus rolls down the block 

But you can’t find a seat

The music lovers don’t mind 

Cause they’re standing in line 

At the door 

Of the vinyl record store

But all I’m missing is you  

 

I’m overlooking the world 

I’m overlooking the world 

When it’s me minus you 

I don’t think that the view

Is as good

 

I’m overlooking the world 

I’m overlooking the world 

When it’s you and its me 

I can speak and be free 

And it’s cool 

 

There’s a party at a house 

And it’s drawing crowd cause it’s loud 

And I see a mother breaking down 

At the loss of her newborn child 

There’s a preacher in a church 

And he's preaching his heart 

A little girl wide awake 

Cause she’s afraid of the dark 

Two lovers tie the knot

Two others are giving up on love 

 

I’m overlooking the world 

I’m overlooking the world 

When it’s you and its me 

I can think and be free 

And it’s cool 

 

I see the poor without a home 

Who are lost and alone on the streets

And busy people walking by 

With their phones and their eyes on their screens 

And 6ft apart is as close as they get 

Look at the man on his face with a knee in his neck

I feel the fire, and the rage, and the gas, and the smoke 

From a nation fast asleep but pretending it’s woke 

And the coming civil war when they count up the votes 

 

I see the world about to crumble

Into iron and the clay

Coming down like a statue

Getting weak at the base 

And I’m standing on this mountain 

But I’m struggling to know what to do

What should I do?

 

I’m standing on a mountain

Overlooking the world 

I see the city lights and the distant stars 

It’s getting dark

I'm thinking maybe we should start 

To find out who and whose we are 

And all I'm missing is...you